n Southern African Journal of Critical Care - The story of a lost guidewire : case report
|Article Title||The story of a lost guidewire : case report|
|© Publisher:||Health and Medical Publishing Group (HMPG)|
|Journal||Southern African Journal of Critical Care|
|Affiliations||1 Postgraduate Institute of Medical Education and Research, India and 2 Postgraduate Institute of Medical Education and Research, India|
|Publication Date||Nov 2014|
Seldinger's technique is widely used to place central venous and arterial catheters, and is generally considered to be safe. The technique does, however, have multiple potential risks. Guidewire-related complications are rare but potentially serious. We describe a case of a lost guidewire during central venous catheter insertion followed by retrieval by an interventional radiologist, and outline measures that can be taken to prevent such complications.
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