Volume 17
Number 2
Jul 2013
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Case Reports
G. van der Wal, J.C. Janssen, P.E. Spronk

In this case report we describe a patient with extravasation injury with norepinephrine given through a peripheral catheter in an emergency setting, awaiting placement of a central venous catheter. Delayed recognition and management of extravasation injury may result in serious consequences. It is important to be familiar with the treatment options to prevent further damage. We describe local treatment using the ‘flush-out technique’ with good results.

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