Removal of a Hickman catheter using a laser sheath

Kien Vo Le, Hideo Okamura, Takehiro Homma, Takeshi Ohgo, Takashi Noda, Kengo Kusano

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A 31-year-old female with 10 years indwelled Hickman catheter for idiopathic pulmonary hypertension presented infectious findings. We decided to remove it but simple traction did not work. Although it was an off labeled use, we could remove it using a laser sheath and snare technique without any complication.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)158-160
Number of pages3
Journaljournal of arrhythmia
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 2019 Feb 1
Externally publishedYes


  • Hickman catheter
  • adhesions
  • central venous catheter
  • laser
  • removal

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine


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