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VOLUME 10 , ISSUE 4 ( October, 2006 ) > List of Articles

CASE REPORT

Guide-wire embolism during subclavian vein catheterization by Seldinger technique

H. Narendra, K. R. Baghavan

Keywords : Central venous catheterization, complications, guide-wire embolism, seldinger technique

Citation Information : Narendra H, Baghavan KR. Guide-wire embolism during subclavian vein catheterization by Seldinger technique. Indian J Crit Care Med 2006; 10 (4):257-259.

DOI: 10.4103/0972-5229.29846

License: CC BY-ND 3.0

Published Online: 01-10-2006

Copyright Statement:  Copyright © 2006; Jaypee Brothers Medical Publishers (P) Ltd.


Abstract

Percutaneous cannulation of central veins by Seldinger technique is a popular approach in intensive care settings. We report a case of embolization of a complete guide-wire during such a procedure. Our case differs from the few earlier reported cases in that subclavian vein was the entry site. While reviewing the available literature, we discuss few reasons and management of such a mishap.


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