Indian Journal of Anaesthesia

CASE REPORT
Year
: 2017  |  Volume : 61  |  Issue : 6  |  Page : 505--507

Spontaneous arterial catheter fracture and embolisation: Unpredicted complication


Suresh Babu Kale, Senthilkumar Ramalingam 
 Department of Cardiothoracic Surgery, Meenakshi Hospital, Thanjavur, Tamil Nadu, India

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Suresh Babu Kale
Department of Cardiothoracic Surgery, Meenakshi Hospital, Tirchy Main Road, Thanjavur - 613 005, Tamil Nadu
India

Arterial cannulation is a common procedure in the care and management of critically ill patients. Blood pressure measurement, arterial blood sampling and cardiac output determinations are a few primary reasons for arterial cannulation. This invasive catheter placement also imposes certain risks and clinical management problems like bleeding, thrombosis and hematoma formation. Fracture and embolisation of arterial catheters placed in the femoral region is a rare and serious complication that may result in arterial occlusion and thrombosis. Percutaneous retrieval of the foreign body is frequently reported to be the technique of choice, leaving the surgical option to a small group. We report two consecutive cases of catheter fracture that was successfully retrieved by a combination of surgery and balloon tip retrieval device.


How to cite this article:
Kale SB, Ramalingam S. Spontaneous arterial catheter fracture and embolisation: Unpredicted complication.Indian J Anaesth 2017;61:505-507


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Kale SB, Ramalingam S. Spontaneous arterial catheter fracture and embolisation: Unpredicted complication. Indian J Anaesth [serial online] 2017 [cited 2020 Aug 4 ];61:505-507
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