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Case Reports in Medicine
Volume 2015 (2015), Article ID 810346, 4 pages
Case Report

Jugular Venous Catheterization: A Case of Knotting

1Anesthesiology and Reanimation Department, Ataturk Training and Research Hospital, Ankara, Turkey
2Faculty of Medicine, University of Yıldırım Beyazıt, Ankara, Turkey

Received 8 July 2015; Revised 29 September 2015; Accepted 7 October 2015

Academic Editor: T. A. Salerno

Copyright © 2015 E. Erkılıç et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.


A 79-year-old woman, diagnosed for cancer of the ovary, had a central catheter that was placed with difficulty through the right internal jugular vein intraoperatively. After oophorectomy, it was realized that the catheter was knotted. Thus, the central venous catheter was removed successfully using a traction technique in the operating room. Central venous catheter use may result in various complications, although it has been used as an invasive method for hemodynamic monitoring and fluid and drug infusion. Here, we present catheter knotting in a case with solutions for this complication, under literature review.