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Indian Journal of Critical Care Medicine
Medknow Publications on behalf of the Indian Society of Critical Care Medicine
ISSN: 0972-5229
EISSN: 1998-359x
Vol. 10, No. 4, 2006, pp. 257-259
Bioline Code: cm06037
Full paper language: English
Document type: Research Article
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Indian Journal of Critical Care Medicine, Vol. 10, No. 4, 2006, pp. 257-259

 en Case Report-Guide-wire embolism during subclavian vein catheterization by Seldinger technique
Narendra H, Baghavan KR


Percutaneous cannulation of central veins by Seldinger technique is a popular approach in intensive care settings. We report a case of embolization of a complete guide-wire during such a procedure. Our case differs from the few earlier reported cases in that subclavian vein was the entry site. While reviewing the available literature, we discuss few reasons and management of such a mishap.

Central venous catheterization, complications, guide-wire embolism, seldinger technique

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