Vertebral artery injury following misplaced internal jugular vein catheter withdrawal

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The following is an unusual case of delayed presentation of a right vertebral artery injury due to central venous cannulation which resulted in a posterior circulation stroke” Pau and Aini (2019).

Abstract:

Central venous cannulation is a common procedure done for various medical indications. The use of the central venous cannula is associated with various immediate complications such as pneumothorax, vascular injury, and arrhythmia. The following is an unusual case of delayed presentation of a right vertebral artery injury due to central venous cannulation which resulted in a posterior circulation stroke. This is a condition that can be difficult to diagnose and has a significant impact on patient’s quality of life. Clinicians and radiologists should be alert to this possibility to prevent further morbidity resulting from the iatrogenic injury.

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Pau, C.P. and Aini, A. (2019) Right vertebral artery injury as a result of misplaced internal jugular vein catheter withdrawal. The Medical Journal of Malaysia. 74(2), p.182-183.

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