Embolization of hydrophilic catheter coating to the lungs: Report of a case mimicking granulomatous vasculitis

Robert W. Allan, Hassan Alnuaimat, William D. Edwards, Henry D. Tazelaar

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Abstract

Hydrophilic coatings are used on intravascular devices to facilitate ease of manipulation and to minimize complications such as thrombosis during a procedure and vasospasm after a procedure. We report a case of embolization of hydrophilic coating of a central venous catheter to the lung that resulted in cavitary lung nodules in a 34-year-old woman. The microscopic features of this unusual complication warrant emphasis so that pathologists will not overlook the embolic foreign material and make a faulty diagnosis of noniatrogenic granulomatous vasculitis.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)794-797
Number of pages4
JournalAmerican Journal of Clinical Pathology
Volume132
Issue number5
DOIs
StatePublished - 2009

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Vasculitis
Catheters
Lung
Central Venous Catheters
Thrombosis
Equipment and Supplies
Pathologists

Keywords

  • Cavitary lung nodules
  • Foreign body emboli
  • Foreign body granuloma
  • Iatrogenic disease
  • Intravascular interventional devices

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  • Pathology and Forensic Medicine

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Embolization of hydrophilic catheter coating to the lungs : Report of a case mimicking granulomatous vasculitis. / Allan, Robert W.; Alnuaimat, Hassan; Edwards, William D.; Tazelaar, Henry D.

In: American Journal of Clinical Pathology, Vol. 132, No. 5, 2009, p. 794-797.

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Allan, Robert W. ; Alnuaimat, Hassan ; Edwards, William D. ; Tazelaar, Henry D. / Embolization of hydrophilic catheter coating to the lungs : Report of a case mimicking granulomatous vasculitis. In: American Journal of Clinical Pathology. 2009 ; Vol. 132, No. 5. pp. 794-797.
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