Coiling of central venous catheter inside left subclavian vein- a rare case report.
Central venous catheterization is one of the common procedure used for gaining vascular access for various indications. Sometimes, the catheter can take unusual course inside the vein that can lead to erroneous pressure measurement, increase the risk of thrombosis or trauma to the vessel. We report a similar case of malposition; coiling of the catheter inside the subclavian vein. Technical expertise, sound knowledge of anatomical landmarks and use of real time ultrasound can minimize malposition of the catheter.
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