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Risk Factors for Deep Vein Thrombosis Associated with Tunneled Central Venous Catheter

Purpose:

To evaluate a pediatric patient with cancer and a tunneled central venous catheter for risk of a catheter-related deep vein thrombosis.

Specialty:

Anesthesiology, Cardiac Electrophysiology, Emergency Medicine, Vascular Medicine, Vascular/Interventional Radiology

Objective:

risk factors, complications, adverse effects

ICD-10:

I80.2

Description:

Journeycake and Buchanan identified risk factors for deep vein thrombosis (DVT) in children with tunneled central venous catheters. These can help identify patients who may benefit from closer monitoring and more aggressive management. The authors are from the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center and Children's Medical Center in Dallas.

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