Iatrogenic complications: a line’s share
Keywords:Foreign body, Iatrogenic, Intravenous cannula, Venotomy
Encountering foreign bodies in clinical practice is not uncommon. More so are intra-vascular foreign bodies. Foreign bodies encountered vary in different scenarios depending on the person; children, elderly or mentally retarded or the cause; iatrogenic as in our case. In clinical practice vascular foreign bodies are the most commonly encountered iatrogenic foreign bodies. Fracture of intravenous catheter is one of those iatrogenic vascular foreign bodies. Here we describe a case report on a vascular foreign body due to fracture of intravenous cannula in the cephalic vein and which has migrated proximally.
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