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Korean J Crit Care Med. 2009 Dec;24(3):156-159. Korean. Case Report.
Lee HY , Yu BY , Kim SH , An TH , Chung CD , Yu BS , So KY , Lim KJ , Cho NS .
Department of Anesthesiology and Pain Medicine, Medical School, Chosun University, Gwangju, Korea.
Department of Emergency Medicine, Medical School, Chosun University, Gwangju, Korea.

Arterial canuulation is generally used to monitor blood pressure and sample blood for gas analysis. Radial and dorsalis pedis arteries are commonly used for arterial cannulation. It is a simple, safe, and uncomplicated procedure, but some complications have been reported, including bleeding, hematoma, infection, pseudoaneurysm, and thromboembolism. Although thromboembolism is not common, it could be serious because it can lead to digital ischemia and necrosis. We present a case of foot necrosis following dorsalis pedis artery cannulation in a 65-year-old patient who underwent small bowel resection.

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