ISSN : 1301-5680
e-ISSN : 2149-8156
Turkish Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery     
Malpositions of central venous catheter: three case reports
Ümit Yaşar Tekelioğlu1, Ercan Lütfi Gürses1, Mustafa Saçar2, Hülya Sungurtekin1
1Pamukkale Üniversitesi Tıp Fakültesi, Anesteziyoloji ve Reanimasyon Anabilim Dalı, Denizli
2Pamukkale Üniversitesi Tıp Fakültesi, Kalp ve Damar Cerrahisi Anabilim Dalı, Denizli
DOI : 10.5606/tgkdc.dergisi.2011.029
The central venous catheter insertion is used for various indications in hospitalized patients. The most commonly used method for the insertion of the central venous catheter is the percutaneous access technique known as the Seldinger method. Although rarely seen, the advancement of the central venous catheter into a nontargeted vessel during insertion is a serious complication. The personnel performing the procedure should be experienced and the right technique should be used in order to decrease the complications in central venous catheterization.
Keywords : Central venous catheterization; complication; internal juguler vein; malposition
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