Coiling of central venous catheter inside left subclavian vein- a rare case report.

  • Lalit Kumar Rajbanshi Birat Medical College and Teaching Hospital
  • Shambhu Bahadur Karki Birat Medical College and Teaching Hospital
  • Batsalya Arjyal Birat Medical College and Teaching Hospital
Keywords: Central venous catheter, coiling, malposition, subclavian vein

Abstract

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.

Author Biographies

Lalit Kumar Rajbanshi, Birat Medical College and Teaching Hospital

Lecturer

Department of Anaesthesiology and Critical Care

Shambhu Bahadur Karki, Birat Medical College and Teaching Hospital

Consultant Anaesthesilogist

Deaprtment of Anaesthesiology and Critical Care

Batsalya Arjyal, Birat Medical College and Teaching Hospital

Lecturer

Department of anaesthesiology and Critical Care

References

1. Tan PL, Gibson M. Central venous catheters: The role of radiology. Clin Radiol. 2006;61:13
Published
2018-08-17
How to Cite
Rajbanshi, L., Karki, S., & Arjyal, B. (2018). Coiling of central venous catheter inside left subclavian vein- a rare case report. Journal of Society of Anesthesiologists of Nepal, 4(2), 91-94. Retrieved from http://www.jsan.org.np/jsan/index.php/jsan/article/view/221