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We report a 32-year-old female patient who was referred to a tertiary care hospital in Muscat, Oman, in 2021 with an iatrogenic arteriovenous fistula (AVF) that presented as a neck swelling which developed few weeks after an attempt of central venous catheterisation through the right internal jugular vein. The fistula was corrected surgically with a successful outcome. AVF is an abnormal communication between an artery and vein which can occur as a congenital anomaly, after trauma or iatrogenic following central venous catheter or endovenous thermal ablation.

Keywords: Arteriovenous Fistula; Iatrogenic Disease; Central Venous Catheter; Critically Ill; Intensive Care Unit; Case Report; Oman.

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Stephen, E., Al Asmi, M., Al Hadhrami, T., Al Riyami, M., Al Badri, M., Al Mawaali, H., & Al Wahaibi, K. (2023). A Central Venous Catheter Line Misadventure: “Doctor why do I have a humming sound in my ear?”. Sultan Qaboos University Medical Journal, 23(1), 116–118.

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