GULHANE MEDICAL JOURNAL 2017 , Vol 59 , Issue 3
The scary doubt in jugular venous catheterization : Carotid artery cannulation
Derya Ademoğlu1,Büşra Tezcan1,Sema Turan1,Dilek Kazancı1,Ayşegül Özgök2
1Turkey Yüksek Ihtisas Education and Research Hospital, Anesthesiology and Reanimation, Intensive Care Unit, Ankara, Turkey
2Turkey Yüksek Ihtisas Education and Research Hospital, Anesthesiology and Reanimation, Ankara, Turkey
DOI : 10.26657/Gulhane.00003 Central venous catheterization is performed frequently in especially intensive care, major surgery and cancer patients and arterial cannulation is one of the most serious complications of this procedure.Assessment of the colour, pulsatility and pressure of blood coming from the needle or injector, USG guidance, assessment of blood gases, fluoroscopy and echocardiography can be used for avoiding and recognizing this complication during the procedure.In this report; we interpreted the doubt of carotid artery cannulation because of very high oxygenation levels of the blood obtained from catheter after jugular venous catheterization in an intensive care patient with sepsis. Keywords : Central Venous Catheterization, Carotid Artery Injuries