ISSN : 1301-5680
e-ISSN : 2149-8156
Turkish Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery     
Inadvertent vertebral vein catheterisation during transjugular vein cannulation: a rare complication
Sema Turan1, İhsan Ayık1, Bahar Aydınlı1, Çiğdem Güçlü1, Dilek Kazancı1, Murat Taş1, Sarper Ökten2, Özcan Erdemli1
1Department of Anaesthesiology and Reanimation, Türkiye Yüksek İhtisas Training and Research Hospital, Ankara, Turkey
2Department of Radiology, Türkiye Yüksek İhtisas Training and Research Hospital, Ankara, Turkey
DOI : 10.5606/tgkdc.dergisi.2013.6077
Central venous cannulation through the right internal jugular vein, which is a widely used technique, may lead to complications at different stages, including catheter placement stage, indwelling stage and the removal stage. Malposition of the central venous catheter may also result in catastrophic consequences. In this article, we report 74-year-old male case with misplaced central venous catheter into the right vertebral vein in seventh vertebral foramen, which was detected at the catheter removal stage.
Keywords : Catheter malposition; complication; internal jugular vein catheterization; vertebral vein cannulation
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