Saudi Critical Care Journal

CASE REPORT
Year
: 2019  |  Volume : 3  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 92--94

Hairpin coiling of central line catheter: Pinch-off syndrome?


Ravneet Kaur Gill, Uma Rathi, Charmila Choudhary, Aravind B Guledagudd 
 Department of Anaesthesia, Government Medical College and Hospital, Chandigarh, India

Correspondence Address:
Uma Rathi
Department of Anaesthesia, Government Medical College and Hospital, Sector 32, Chandigarh
India

Central line insertion is a commonly performed procedure in the intensive care unit. Although technical difficulty is moderate, experience decreases the failure rate. Central vein catheter (CVC) insertion is associated with various complications such as pneumothorax and arterial puncture, but rare possibilities such as coiling of catheter can still occur and every intensivist should be cautious about it. Chest X-ray remains the gold standard to confirm the course and position of CVC and should be correlated with clinical findings. We report a case where CVC insertion was associated with coiling and led to occlusion of the proximal port.


How to cite this article:
Gill RK, Rathi U, Choudhary C, Guledagudd AB. Hairpin coiling of central line catheter: Pinch-off syndrome?.Saudi Crit Care J 2019;3:92-94


How to cite this URL:
Gill RK, Rathi U, Choudhary C, Guledagudd AB. Hairpin coiling of central line catheter: Pinch-off syndrome?. Saudi Crit Care J [serial online] 2019 [cited 2019 Nov 20 ];3:92-94
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