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Korean Journal of Anesthesiology 2004;47(1):135-138.
DOI: https://doi.org/10.4097/kjae.2004.47.1.135   
Pseudoaneurysm in the Superficial Femoral Artery Following Removal of a Femoral Vein Catheter: A case report.
Chul Ho Woo, Sung Ha Mun, Jung Hoon Lee, Tae Hyung Han, Hyun Soo Kim, Kwang Min Kim
1Department of Anesthesiology and Pain Medicine, Hallym University College of Medicine, Seoul, Korea. kminilsan@yahoo.co.kr
2Department of Anesthesiology and Pain Medicine, College of Medicine, Kang Buk Samsung Hospital, SungKyunKwan University, Seoul, Korea.
Central venous catheterization allows the measurement of hemodynamic variables, the delivery of medications, and nutritional support. The placement of central venous catheterization is associated with adverse events, such as, arterial puncture, hematoma, A-V fistula, pseudoaneurysm, etc. We report a case of a superficial femoral artery pseudoaneurysm after removing a femoral vein catheter in a 48-year-old female patient undergoing cervical spinal fusion. An insidious arterial puncture not noticed during femoral vein catheterization may produce complications immediately after catheter removal. Whenever a central venous catheter is removed, the importance of firm and even compression for a sufficient length of time cannot be overemphasized.
Key Words: central venous catheterization; femoral venous catheterization; pseudoaneurysm


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