Complications of Central Venous Catheterisation : Breakage of guidewire-a disaster averted

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


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, difficulties 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.




Catheterisation, central venous; Sickle cell disease; Mishap, guidewire; Case report; Oman.

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