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"In this case report, a pediatric case was discussed, in which a central venous catheter was inserted without the usage of imaging methods and without confirming the location and was used, even though no blood return was obtained" Misirlioglu et al (2022).

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Subdural effusion complication of central venous catheterization

Abstract:

Central venous catheterization interventions are used in various clinics for diagnostic and treatment purposes. Establishing vascular access is a difficult and critical step, especially in critically ill pediatric patients. Complications include ventricular arrhythmia, air embolism, carotid artery puncture, cardiac tamponade, pneumothorax, hemothorax, artery-vein laceration, thoracic duct injury, and catheter malposition can be observed in patients after central venous catheterization interventions. In this case report, a pediatric case was discussed, in which a central venous catheter was inserted without the usage of imaging methods and without confirming the location and was used, even though no blood return was obtained. It was aimed to draw attention to subdural effusions and spinal canal interventions, which is a rare complication of central venous catheterization interventions.

Reference:

Misirlioglu M, Horoz OO, Yildizdas D, Ekinci F, Yontem A, Pehlivan UA. A Rare Complication of Central Venous Catheterization Interventions: Subdural Effusion. Indian J Crit Care Med. 2022 Mar;26(3):384-386. doi: 10.5005/jp-journals-10071-24132. PMID: 35519924; PMCID: PMC9015927.

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