An unusual complication of femoral vein catheterisation: pneumoperitoneum


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

ANNALS OF TROPICAL PAEDIATRICS, vol.27, no.4, pp.315-317, 2007 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 27 Issue: 4
  • Publication Date: 2007
  • Doi Number: 10.1179/146532807x245733
  • Title of Journal : ANNALS OF TROPICAL PAEDIATRICS
  • Page Numbers: pp.315-317

Abstract

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.