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Korean J Anesthesiol. 2011 May;60(5):362-364. English. Case Report.
Han HS , Jeon YT , Na HS , Hwang JY , Choi EJ , Kim MH .
Department of Anesthesiology and Pain Medicine, Seoul National University Bundang Hospital, Seongnam, Korea. 80274@snubh.org
Department of Anesthesiology and Pain Medicine, Seoul National University College of Medicine, Seoul, Korea.
Abstract

Guidewire-associated complications that occur during the process of central venous catheterization include its kinking, looping, knotting and breakage. The removal of a looped or knotted guidewire is problematic because it can cause vessel damage, major hemorrhage, or embolization of a fractured guidewire. We report a case of guidewire kinking and its successful removal under fluoroscopic guidance.

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