A Knot of the Central Catheter Created During Usage Period

Hektor Sula, Rudin Domi, Artur Hafizi, Klodiana Spahiu, Edi Spahiu


The use of central veins catheters for diagnostic and therapeutic purposes is a common procedure in intensive care unit (ICU) and operating rooms. This procedure, even if performed by skillful hands, might cause complications during the insertion maneuvre or in the course of use. Preventing and decreasing the rate of the complications requires a correct technique application, from the insertion to the withdrawal procedure of the catheter. We are describing a rare complication case, which occurred a few days after the insertion of the catheter. The mechanisms of the presented complication must be rare, but is potentially possible.

J Med Cases. 2011;2(5):219-221
doi: https://doi.org/10.4021/jmc211w


Deep vein; Central vein catheter; Complications

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