Not stuck, but close. This occurred during an insertion that was not in the vein, but "tunneling" along the vein. The wire with difficulty and more pressure than I am accustomed to did come out. The only thing that I could think of was that it was not in the vein, but tunneled outside of the vein.
I did have a PICC exchange get stuck. The original PICC tied itself in a knot and prevented removal. The xray demonstrated the knot in the arm, exactly replicating the knot in the PICC. A surgeon removed the PICC and PULLED hard, which was not what I was willing to do!
And just when you think you've heard of everything......
Kent,J and Nedumpara,T (2007) Perforation of the gall bladder by a peripherally inserted central catheter guidewire: 'If it can happen it will'. ANZ Journal of Surgery,77:190-191.
The guidewire "disappeared" during insertion and it was thought that it migrated through the SVC to the IVC,then the hepatic vein,through the liver then through the GB.
The article does not give any details about the PICC insertion nor answer the question I'm sure we all have,which is "How can a reasonable and prudent practitioner think that a guidewire can vanish without a trace and not be a problem?"