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a thin flexible tube inserted into the body to permit introduction or withdrawal of fluids or to keep the passageway open

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Discard volume necessary for clinically useful coagulation studies from heparinized Hickman catheters.
Pericardial tamponade and death from Hickman catheter perforation.
A 47-year-old woman with scleroderma, pulmonary hypertension, and a history of mitral valvular replacement for mitral regurgitation had an asymptomatic bout of tachycardia while in the hospital because of infection of a Hickman catheter.
Early each evening, Christy, Bill and Nathen prepare the mixture of vitamins, steroids, antibiotics and other medicines, change the dressing on his Hickman catheter (surgically implanted IV line) and hook Nathen to the machinery.
At operation, displacement of the direct atrial line was confirmed and a double-lumen Hickman catheter was inserted.