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A rare malposition of the central venous catheter
  1. Andreas Gunter Bach,
  2. Dominik Schramm,
  3. Alexey Surov
  1. Department of Radiology, University Halle, Halle, Germany
  1. Correspondence to Dr Andreas Gunter Bach, Department of Radiology, Martin-Luther-University Halle-Wittenberg, Ernst-Grube-Str. 40, 06120 Halle, Germany; andreas.bach{at}

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A 27-year-old Caucasian man with recurrent Hodgkin's disease was admitted to our hospital for treatment. A central venous catheter was inserted through the left subclavian vein. Posteroanterior x-ray of the chest was obtained to confirm the position of the catheter tip …

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