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Inadvertent subclavian arterial cannulation

Authors:

Harshika Hannadige ,

NHSLLK
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Registrar Anaesthetics, National Hospital of Sri Lanka.
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Saman Jayathilaka

NHSLLK
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Consultant Anaesthetist, National Hospital of Sri Lanka.
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Abstract

Inadvertent line insertion into the subclavian artery is an uncommon complication of subclavian venous catheterisation and its timely recognition is vital to minimise the risk of harm to the patient. We describe a patient who had an inadvertent subclavian arterial cannulation which was recognised within the first hour of insertion and subsequently removed without complications.

How to Cite: Hannadige, H. & Jayathilaka, S., (2016). Inadvertent subclavian arterial cannulation. Sri Lankan Journal of Anaesthesiology. 24(1), pp.54–55. DOI: http://doi.org/10.4038/slja.v24i1.8127
Published on 11 Feb 2016.
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