PICC lines

Case contributed by Dr Jeremy Jones

Extensive parenchymal abnormalities with ring shadows. Left PICC with the tip over the cavoatrial junction. Features of CF.

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The location and the line are highlighted.

Case Discussion

PA chest x-ray of a teen-aged female demonstrates extensive abnormalities of the lung parenchyma characterized by the presence of multiple ring shadows and tram-track opacities. These are more pronounced centrally and are symmetric. A PICC line is in situ.

Findings are consistent with bronchiectasis (patient has known cystic fibrosis).

Peripherally inserted central catheters (PICCs) are increasingly common in the oncology setting and amongst patients with chronic diseases.

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Case information

rID: 6444
Published: 26th Jun 2009
Last edited: 17th Oct 2015
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