Complications of central venous catheterisation: Breakage of guidewire-a disaster averted

Qutaiba A. Tawfic, Pradipta Bhakta, Jyoti Burad, Pragyandipta Mishra, Rajini Kausalya

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Central venous catheterisation (CVC) is a common bedside invasive procedure done in medical practice. Even though it is a safe procedure when done with ultrasound guidance, diffculties and complications do occur even in experienced hands. Here, we describe the difficulties encountered in the form of the breakage of the guidewire while inserting a CVC in a patient with sickle cell disease.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)519-521
Number of pages3
JournalSultan Qaboos University Medical Journal
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - Nov 2011



  • Case report
  • Catheterisation
  • Central venous
  • Guidewire
  • Mishap
  • Oman
  • Sickle cell disease

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Medicine(all)

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