Hickman catheter-induced cardiac tamponade-related cardiac perforation management by mediastinotomy in children and a review of the literature

Cevık M., Erek E.

Trauma case reports, vol.32, pp.100436, 2021 (Peer-Reviewed Journal)

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 32
  • Publication Date: 2021
  • Journal Name: Trauma case reports
  • Page Numbers: pp.100436
  • Acibadem Mehmet Ali Aydinlar University Affiliated: Yes


Hickman catheter placement rarely causes cardiac tamponade due to cardiac perforation in children. Cardiac perforation can be managed with timely perceive and appropriate approach. We present a case of the cardiac perforation related to Hickman catheter insertion in a 7-year-old girl and a review of the supporting literature.