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Korean J Crit Care Med > Volume 25(2); 2010 > Article
Korean Journal of Critical Care Medicine 2010;25(2): 118-121. doi: https://doi.org/10.4266/kjccm.2010.25.2.118
A Sheared Catheter Fragment in the Wrist after Arterial Cannulation Attempt: A Case Report
Sue Young Lee, Hyo Seok Na, Mi Hyun Kim, Chong Soo Kim, Young Tae Jeon, Jung Won Hwang, Sang Hwan Do
1Department of Anesthesiology and Pain Medicine, Seoul National University Bundang Hospital, Seongnam, Korea. shdo@snu.ac.kr
2Department of Anesthesiology and Pain Medicine, Seoul National University Hospital, Seoul, Korea.
3Department of Anesthesiology and Pain Medicine, Seoul National University Boramae Medical Center, Seoul, Korea.
ABSTRACT
Continuous measurement of arterial pressure is frequently required in the perioperative management of critically ill patients and major surgeries. The complications following arterial cannulation include hematoma, thrombosis, ischemia, infection, aneurysm formation at the site of catheter insertion, and so on. The authors report a case of the sheared catheter during the arterial cannulation and the subsequent surgical removal of its remnant.
Key Words: arterial cannulation; complications; sheared catheter
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