A malpositioned central venous catheter
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ABSTRACT :
Cannulation of the subclavian vein (SCV) has been associated with some of the inherent risks. Post procedure chest x-ray is routinely done to confirm correct position and rule out any complication. Malpositioning of the CVC is although common but is a serious complication of central line placement. We discuss such a case of malpositioned CVC into left subclavian vein through right sided subclavian approach.

CASE :
A 34 years old ASA PS-1 female patient with body mass Index 40 was posted for laparoscopic cholecystectomy. Multiple attempts at peripheral vein cannulation failed due to poor visualisation of the veins through the excessive fat, so central venous access through right subclavian vein was decided.....

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