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Erroneous placement of central venous catheter in the subclavian artery: retrieval and successful hemostasis with a femoral closure device.
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PMID:  20602473     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Process    
Central venous catheter (CVC) placement, even if performed under duplex scan control, may be associated with incidental arterial injury leading to increased morbidity, mortality, and prolonged hospital stay. Erroneous CVC placement in the carotid or subclavian arteries has been usually treated surgically because those puncture sites may not be efficaciously compressed manually. However, surgery in this setting may be challenging because of difficulty of access for the catheters positioned in the subclavian artery and of the risk of cerebrovascular complications for carotid catheters. Recently, several cases have been published, describing the successful endovascular management of iatrogenic arterial injury using different types of vascular closure devices (VCD). However, in this setting, it remains difficult to be completely sure that the VCD has achieved complete hemostasis and that the patient does not subsequently incur in a clinically silent intrathoracic bleeding. We report the case of an erroneous CVC placement in the right subclavian artery successfully retrieved using an Angioseal VCD. The immediate and complete hemostasis at the puncture site was confirmed at angiography.
Nicolas Schütz; Sebastien Doll; Robert F Bonvini
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Catheterization and cardiovascular interventions : official journal of the Society for Cardiac Angiography & Interventions     Volume:  77     ISSN:  1522-726X     ISO Abbreviation:  Catheter Cardiovasc Interv     Publication Date:  2011 Jan 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2010-12-24     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  100884139     Medline TA:  Catheter Cardiovasc Interv     Country:  United States    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  154-7     Citation Subset:  IM    
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Copyright © 2010 Wiley-Liss, Inc.
Department of Internal Medicine, Division of Cardiology, Geneva University Hospitals, Geneva, Switzerland.
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