Accidental intraperitoneal malpositioning of femoral central
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Abstract :
A large number of central venous catheters (CVC) are placed each year in the emergency room, operation theatre and critical care unit. Although rarely associated with life threatening complications, femoral CVC is known to have the highest incidence of mechanical complications. It is important that clinicians are aware of wrong positioning of CVC even in the presence of good backflow of blood through all the lumens, especially in patients with haemo peritoneum. This article outlines a rare complication of misplaced femoral CVC into the peritoneal cavity in a patient with haemo peritoneum, its consequences and management. We further want to emphasize the importance of real time imaging during CVC insertion to improve safety and reduce complications rate......

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