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"In this method, three-dimensional reconstruction of multislice spiral CT was used to diagnose and locate the broken catheter according to the anatomical morphology of the indwelling needle" Liu et al (2021).

Locating broken scalp vein needle

Abstract:

In order to improve the success rate of scalp venous indwelling needles in infants, image positioning and nursing of scalp venous indwelling needle catheters broken with multislice spiral CT were discussed. In this method, three-dimensional reconstruction of multislice spiral CT was used to diagnose and locate the broken catheter according to the anatomical morphology of the indwelling needle, and the treatment and related nursing were carried out. The results showed that the body temperature was 38.7°C, the pulse was 106 times/min, the respiration was 30 times/min, and the body weight was 15 kg. Laboratory examination: the percentage of leukocytes was 10.00 × 10/L, the percentage of lymphocytes was 24.8%, and the percentage of neutrophils was 63.7%. Head CT examination: no obvious abnormalities were observed. 31.9% of children diagnosed with hyperfebrile convulsions had good image quality after treatment with MSCT for catheter fracture of scalp vein indwelling needle; good quality was 52.8%, and barely diagnosed was 12.1%. Multiple post-treatment functions of MSCT have important value in the application of three-dimensional localization of foreign bodies in soft tissues in children and play a more important role in the diagnosis and preoperative evaluation of foreign bodies. Appropriate nursing care for children in the image location examination has very important guiding significance.

Reference:

Liu W, Zhang Y, Zhang L. Multislice Spiral CT Imaging Localization and Nursing Care of Catheter Fracture of Scalp Vein Indwelling Needle. Contrast Media Mol Imaging. 2021 Dec 17;2021:9092836. doi: 10.1155/2021/9092836. PMID: 34992510; PMCID: PMC8709768.