Unusual complication of radial artery cannulation Academic Article uri icon

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abstract

  • Currently, radial artery cannulation is the preferred method for con-tinuous hemodynamic monitoring in critically ill patients. Reported complications of radial artery cannulation include infection, digital gangrene, thrombosis, pseudoaneurysm, skin necrosis and median nerve palsy Radial artery catheter fracture is a very rare complication. A review of the English language literature revealed only one reported case. We present an additional case of spontaneous radial artery catheter fracture.

authors

  • Bengezi, Omar A
  • Dalcin, Ariana
  • Al-Thani, Hassan
  • Bain, James

publication date

  • December 2003