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Malpositioned CVP Catheters

Unfortunately, abberant positioning of central venous catheters is not uncommon. The most common locations for malpositioned catheters include the internal jugular vein, right atrium, and right ventricle.


Close up view of chest x-ray showing catheter tip in the external jugular vein. Each catheter should be followed to its tip so that an abnormality like this one on the edge of the film is not missed.



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