Accidental single brachial artery puncture leading to reversible ischaemia of the upper limb


Sir: An 18-year-old female was admitted with corrosive stricture of the hypopharynx and proximal oesophagus. A transhiatal oesophagectomy and gastric pull-up was planned. A 16-G central venous cannula (Cavafix) was introduced into the right anticubital vein, but the brachial artery was punctured accidently. The cannula was removed and the punctured site… (More)
DOI: 10.1007/PL00012679


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