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Extravasation of contrast media at the puncture site: Strategies for managment.
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PMID:  24878397     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
The incidence of contrast medium extravasation at the venipuncture site has increased with the generalized use of automatic injectors. Most extravasations only cause slight edema and erythema. Nevertheless, in some cases extravasation can result in severe skin lesions or even in compartment syndrome. Lesions caused by extravasation usually resolve spontaneously with conservative treatment. Although the complications of extravasation are well known, institutional protocols are normally lacking and the criteria for taking action and the type of treatment, whether based on the literature or personal preferences, tend to vary. In this article, we review the incidence, risk factors, clinical manifestations, and options for preventing and treating contrast medium extravasation in soft tissues. Finally, we present the protocol we use to manage extravasation at our hospital.
F J Pacheco Compaña; B Gago Vidal; C Méndez Díaz
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Publication Detail:
Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2014-5-27
Journal Detail:
Title:  Radiologia     Volume:  -     ISSN:  0033-8338     ISO Abbreviation:  Radiologia     Publication Date:  2014 May 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2014-5-31     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0120775     Medline TA:  Radiologia     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG; SPA     Pagination:  -     Citation Subset:  -    
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Copyright © 2013 SERAM. Published by Elsevier Espana. All rights reserved.
Vernacular Title:
Extravasación de medios de contraste intravenosos en el sitio de la punción: Protocolo de actuación.
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