Necrotizing pneumonitis caused by 5‐fluorouracil infusion. A complication of a hickman catheter Academic Article uri icon

Overview

MeSH Major

  • Catheters, Indwelling
  • Fluorouracil
  • Foreign-Body Migration
  • Infusions, Intravenous
  • Lung
  • Pneumonia

abstract

  • The authors report the case of a patient with a Hickman catheter that migrated into the lung parenchyma. The resultant inadvertent infusion of 5-fluorouracil caused necrotizing chemical pneumonitis. Possible mechanisms of catheter migration include the lateral orientation of the catheter tip and the partial thrombosis of the innominate vein and superior vena cava. The patient recovered but had residual contraction fibrosis of the right upper lobe of the lung.

publication date

  • January 1992

Research

keywords

  • Academic Article

Identity

Language

  • eng

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1002/1097-0142(19920715)70:2<554::AID-CNCR2820700228>3.0.CO;2-3

PubMed ID

  • 1617605

Additional Document Info

start page

  • 554

end page

  • 6

volume

  • 70

number

  • 2