Volume 21
Number 2
Jun 2015
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Case Reports
R.P.J.W. Vromans, P.A.J. Keurlings, J.G. van der Hoeven

Alhough central venous catherisation is a routine procedure for the management of critically ill patients, malposition of the catheter tip can cause multiple severe complications. Malposition cannot always be prevented by ultrasound-guided introduction, and clinical recognition remains important. We describe a patient with a very rare central venous catheter malposition. Pressure monitoring played a contributing role in the recognition of malposition by suggesting an arterial waveform.


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