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VOLUME 18 , ISSUE 2 ( February, 2014 ) > List of Articles

CASE REPORT

Coiling of central venous catheter in the left subclavian vein, a rare complication

Vipin Goyal, Sandeep Sahu

Keywords : Coiling, complication, central venous catheter malposition, subclavian vein

Citation Information : Goyal V, Sahu S. Coiling of central venous catheter in the left subclavian vein, a rare complication. Indian J Crit Care Med 2014; 18 (2):105-106.

DOI: 10.4103/0972-5229.126083

License: CC BY-ND 3.0

Published Online: 01-02-2014

Copyright Statement:  Copyright © 2014; Jaypee Brothers Medical Publishers (P) Ltd.


Abstract

Invasive monitoring is the need of the hour in today′s scenario in intensive care units and perioperatively in hemodynamically unstable patients. Despite careful placement using proper landmarks and USG guided methods central venous canuulation (CVC) is associated sometimes with unforeseen complications. We report a rare complication of coiling of CVC in the left subclavian vein.


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