Temporary Hemodialysis Catheter and Situs Inversus


Here is an interesting case:

© Jhimmelvir - Temp HD and Situs Inversus


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Right IJ temporary hemodialysis catheter in a patient with situs Inversus










Case Discussion

This right IJ temporary hemodialysis catheter placement turned interesting when the patient was found to have previously unknown situs inversus with fluoroscopy.  The only practical implication was the need to use a longer catheter than originally intended.


Case Credits

Images and content graciously provided by:

Jason Himmel, MD


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