An unusual complication of femoral vein catheterisation: pneumoperitoneum


Yildizdas D. , Tepe T., Parlak M., Akcali M.

ANNALS OF TROPICAL PAEDIATRICS, cilt.27, ss.315-317, 2007 (SCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier identifier identifier

  • Cilt numarası: 27 Konu: 4
  • Basım Tarihi: 2007
  • Doi Numarası: 10.1179/146532807x245733
  • Dergi Adı: ANNALS OF TROPICAL PAEDIATRICS
  • Sayfa Sayıları: ss.315-317

Özet

A 2-month-old girl with severe pneumonia required a central venous line. Femoral vein catheterisation was attempted but insertion was difficult. Pneumoperitoneum developed, which is a rare complication of femoral vein catheterisation. It is important when undertaking femoral vein catheterisation to use the correct landmarks in the femoral triangle below the inguinal ligament and an appropriate size of catheter.