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Keywords:

  • hepatic artery infusion;
  • chemotherapy;
  • arterial infusion chemotherapy;
  • implantable chemotherapy pump

Abstract

The treatment of metastatic colorectal cancer to the liver has been a significant problem for clinicians in the past. Recent technical advances in infusion systems in the form of the infusaid pump has allowed delivery of chemotherapeutic agents to the liver with great reliability. As more chemotherapy pumps are implanted, undoubtedly, new and unusual complications will occur. This report centers on a patient who developed a disrupted catheter secondary to a high pressure side port injection. It includes a description of the complication, how it occurred, was recognized, and corrected. This report will, hopefully, save other clinicians from encountering similar complications in any of their patients.