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Accidental intra-arterial antecubital injection of fluorescein and indocyanine green dyes.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  20337289     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Indocyanine green (ICG) and fluorescein dyes were inadvertently injected into an antecubital artery during angiography. Apart from a slightly longer arm to retina time, ICG angiography was uneventful. In contrast, intra-arterial injection of fluorescein resulted in a dramatic yellowish discoloration of the arm distal to the injection site that was combined with stinging pain. Fluorescence of both dyes in the forearm could be recorded using a confocal scanning laser ophthalmoscope. The angiographic retinal image quality appeared normal. After about 5 hours, the skin discoloration had disappeared and there were no late complications.
Peter Charbel Issa; Kathrin Kruse; Frank G Holz
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Ophthalmic surgery, lasers & imaging : the official journal of the International Society for Imaging in the Eye     Volume:  42 Online     ISSN:  1938-2375     ISO Abbreviation:  Ophthalmic Surg Lasers Imaging     Publication Date:  2011  
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2012-12-28     Completed Date:  2013-01-29     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  101155780     Medline TA:  Ophthalmic Surg Lasers Imaging     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  -     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Ophthalmology, University of Bonn, Ernst-Abbe-Str. 2, 53127 Bonn, Germany.
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MeSH Terms
Arm / pathology
Coloring Agents / administration & dosage,  adverse effects*
Fluorescein / administration & dosage,  adverse effects*
Indocyanine Green / administration & dosage,  adverse effects*
Injections, Intra-Arterial
Middle Aged
Pain / chemically induced
Retinal Diseases / diagnosis
Reg. No./Substance:
0/Coloring Agents; 2321-07-5/Fluorescein; 3599-32-4/Indocyanine Green

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