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Radial artery pseudoaneurysm: A rare complication after a single arterial puncture for blood-gas analysis

Kajal Patel, Shruti Gandhi, Harsh Sutariya

Keywords : Doppler ultrasound, pseudoaneurysm, radial artery

Citation Information : Patel K, Gandhi S, Sutariya H. Radial artery pseudoaneurysm: A rare complication after a single arterial puncture for blood-gas analysis. Indian J Crit Care Med 2016; 20 (10):622-626.

DOI: 10.4103/0972-5229.192066

License: CC BY-ND 3.0

Published Online: 01-09-2017

Copyright Statement:  Copyright © 2016; The Author(s).


With a reported incidence of 0.048%, radial artery pseudoaneurysm (PA) is a rare but serious complication of arterial cannulation. We report a case of PA developing after a single puncture of the right radial artery for arterial blood-gas analysis diagnosed by Doppler ultrasound in young male patient. The development of PA after puncture of radial artery for continuous blood pressure monitoring and serial blood-gas analysis has been reported in the past; however, to the best of our knowledge, there is only one case report of development of PA after a single arterial puncture for blood-gas analysis is reported in the past.

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