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Indian Journal of Surgery
Medknow Publications on behalf of Association of Surgeons of India
ISSN: 0972-2068
Vol. 68, No. 1, 2006, pp. 33-34
Bioline Code: is06007
Full paper language: English
Document type: Research Article
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Indian Journal of Surgery, Vol. 68, No. 1, 2006, pp. 33-34

 en Case Report- Lost guide wire during central venous cannulation and its surgical retrieval
Kumar Shishir, Eapen S, Vaid VN, Bhagwat AR


Central venous cannulation via the internal jugular vein is commonly used in critically ill patients. Numerous complications of this procedure including embolisation of a fragment of guide wire and its retrieval by interventional radiological techniques are well known. We report a case of a lost guide wire into the venous circulation during central venous cannulation, which was retrieved via a right femoral venotomy.

Central venous cannulation, complication, guide wire

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