Ultrasound a Savior for Lost Central Line

Ultrasound a Savior for Lost Central Line

  • Tarun Yadav Assistant Professor, Department of Anesthesiology, PGIMS Rohtak
  • Mayuri Golhar Assistant Professor, Department of Anesthesiology, PGIMS Rohtak
  • Dr Kulsaurabh Senior Resident Anaesthesia PGIMER & DR RML Hospital New Delhi
  • Prashant Kumar Professor,Department of Anaesthesia PGIMS Rohtak
  • Dr Anshul SR Anesthesia AIIMS , New Delhi
  • Samsher Singh Lochab Professor, CTVS PGIMS Rohtak
Keywords: Ultrasound, Central Line

Abstract

Central line insertion is often needed for perioperative care as well for patients admitted in intensive care units. It has well established advantages for drug and nutrition delivery. Ultrasound guidance has improved first prick success rate as well as reduced the peri-procedural complications. We encountered an unusual situation of dissection right IJV cental line catheter with buried end under the skin. Careful planning was done and interventional endovascular removal of lost catheter was planned. Ultrasound scanning of neck was done to evaluate and assess the position and direction of the catheter and its findings changed the initial plan. During this crises ultrasound came as a savior to help removal of catheter avoiding major interventional procedure.

Published
2019-08-01
How to Cite
Yadav, T., Golhar, M., Kulsaurabh, D., Kumar, P., Anshul, D., & Singh Lochab, S. (2019). Ultrasound a Savior for Lost Central Line. Academia Anesthesiologica International, 4(2), 76-77. Retrieved from http://aijournals.com/index.php/aan/article/view/860