Air embolism prevention after tunnelled central venous catheter removal

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We present a useful technique that may prevent vascular air embolism and severe bleeding” Letachowicz et al (2016).

Abstract:

Introduction: Severe, life-threating, complications might occur on dialysis catheter removal.

Methods: We present a useful technique that may prevent vascular air embolism and severe bleeding.

Results: The suture is placed around the catheter and tied over previous tract just after device removal.

Conclusions: Applying a compressing suture to the tract left after removal of a tunnelled haemodialysis catheter is a simple manoeuvre that could prevent severe complication.

Reference:

Letachowicz, K., Gołębiowski, T., Kusztal, M., Penar, J., Letachowicz, W., Weyde, W. and Klinger, M. (2016) Over-catheter tract suture to prevent bleeding and air embolism after tunnelled catheter removal
Post author correction. The Journal of Vascular Access. November 8yh. [epub ahead of print].

DOI:10.5301/jva.5000620

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