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An unusual complication of femoral vein catheterisation: pneumoperitoneum.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  18053351     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
A 2-month-old girl with severe pneumonia required a central venous line. Femoral vein catheterisation was attempted but insertion was difficult. Pneumoperitoneum developed, which is a rare complication of femoral vein catheterisation. It is important when undertaking femoral vein catheterisation to use the correct landmarks in the femoral triangle below the inguinal ligament and an appropriate size of catheter.
D Yildizdas; T Tepe; M Parlak; M Akcali
Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Annals of tropical paediatrics     Volume:  27     ISSN:  0272-4936     ISO Abbreviation:  Ann Trop Paediatr     Publication Date:  2007 Dec 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2007-12-06     Completed Date:  2008-03-03     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8210625     Medline TA:  Ann Trop Paediatr     Country:  England    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  315-7     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Pediatrics, Faculty of Medicine, Cukurova University, Adana, Turkey.
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MeSH Terms
Catheterization, Central Venous / adverse effects*
Femoral Vein*
Pneumonia / radiography,  therapy
Pneumoperitoneum / etiology*,  radiography

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