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Volume 2, Number 5, October 2011, pages 219-221

A Knot of the Central Catheter Created During Usage Period


Figure 1.
Figure 1. The X-ray examination demonstrating the correct position of central vein catheter.
Figure 2.
Figure 2. A knot in the central vein catheter.


Table 1. Adverse Effects of Large-vein Cannulation
Adverse effectsComplication rates (%)
Subclavian veinInternal jugular veinFemoral vein
From: Marino L.P. The ICU Book Lippincott Williams Wilkins, third edition 2007, 117 (1).
Arterial puncture1-1539
Major bleeding211
Occlusive Thrombosis106
Systemic sepsis1-40-82-5