ISSN : 1301-5680
e-ISSN : 2149-8156
Turkish Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery     
A GUIDEWIRE ACCIDENTALLY LEFT IN THE VENOUS SYSTEM FOR 6 YEARS
Muhsin Türkmen, Atila Bitigen, Ali Cevat Tanalp, Evren Kaynak, Yelda Başaran, *Cevat Yakut
Koşuyolu Kalp Eğtim ve Araştırma Hastanesi, Kardiyoloji Kliniği, İstanbul
*Koşuyolu Kalp Eğtim ve Araştırma Hastanesi, Kalp Damar Cerrahisi Kliniği, İstanbul
Various reports of foreign bodies left accidentally in the cavities of human body during invasive procedures have been published. Our case involves a metal guidewire left in the venous system during a jugular venous approach for central venous pressure monitorisation. The guidewire was located in the venous route connecting the right atrium and the right external iliac vein. It was found incidentally during a coronary angiography procedure. The foreign object did not harm the patient and would not cause any complications. The following report includes a discussion about the potential complications of the foreign objects left in the vascular system.
Keywords : inferior vena cava, foreign body, guidewire, central venous system
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