We have patient with rt sided breast cancer. A DL PICC was placed in the basilic vein lt side in June of this year.
The vein was large enough for a DL PICC. In the past 2 weeks the patient has noticed swelling from the axilla to the wrist in the PICC arm. No complaints of pain, and the PICC is functioning well.An U/S was ordered to rule out DVT. The results were negative.
Has anyone seen this before, or any ideas on the possible cause.