Incidental catheterization of a radical arterial branch during vascular cannulation: a case report

Evangelos Konstantinou, Theofanis Fotis, Aristotelis P. Mitsos, Ioanna Nomikou, Konstantina Mamoura, Athina Karavasopoulou, Maria Bastaki, Theodoros Mariolis-Sapsakos, Konstantinos Zarmakoupis

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Abstract

This articles presents a rare case of accidental insertion of an intravascular catheter into an artery by an experienced nurse (RN). Due to the patient's hypotension, this faulty positioning was misdiagnosed and a potential peripheral ischemic necrosis was, fortunately, avoided only because the anesthesia drug injection was performed through another vein. Clinical signs were also present but were also underestimated. After intra-arterial confirmation of the incorrect position, the catheter was subsequently removed. No further complications were observed.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)107-108
Number of pages2
JournalJournal of Vascular Nursing
Volume27
Issue number4
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 31 Dec 2009

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    Konstantinou, E., Fotis, T., Mitsos, A. P., Nomikou, I., Mamoura, K., Karavasopoulou, A., Bastaki, M., Mariolis-Sapsakos, T., & Zarmakoupis, K. (2009). Incidental catheterization of a radical arterial branch during vascular cannulation: a case report. Journal of Vascular Nursing, 27(4), 107-108. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jvn.2009.09.005