“We experienced a case of deep vein thrombosis after spine surgery in the prone position with a central venous catheter (CVC).” Cho et al (2014).
Cho, J.K., Han, J.H., Park, S.W. and Kim, K.S. (2014) Deep vein thrombosis after spine operation in prone position with subclavian venous catheterization: a case report. Korean Journal of Anesthesiology. 67(1), p.61-5.
We experienced a case of deep vein thrombosis after spine surgery in the prone position with a central venous catheter (CVC). Posterior lumbar interbody fusion was performed on a 73-year-old female patient who was diagnosed with spinal stenosis. Accordingly, in the operation room under general anesthesia, two-lumen CVC were inserted into the left subclavian vein. The surgery was performed in the prone position with a Wilson frame. On the next day, there was a sudden occurrence of severe edema in the patient’s left arm. By ultrasonography and computed tomography scanning, extensive deep vein thrombosis was observed in the left subclavian vein. The existence of a factor affecting blood flow such as the prone position may increase the risk of thrombus formation. Therefore, careful perioperative evaluation should be implemented.
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- Guide for intravenous chemotherapy and associated vascular access devices from Macmillan.
- CancerUK IV chemotherapy information.