Air embolism during tunneled central catheter placement performed without general anesthesia in children: a potentially serious complication.

@article{Morello1999AirED,
  title={Air embolism during tunneled central catheter placement performed without general anesthesia in children: a potentially serious complication.},
  author={Fulvio Morello and James S. Donaldson and Martha C Saker and Jackson T. Norman},
  journal={Journal of vascular and interventional radiology : JVIR},
  year={1999},
  volume={10 6},
  pages={781-4}
}
Central venous catheters have had an increasingly important role in a variety of patient care situations, including long-term antibiotic therapy, chemotherapy, and nutritional support. The recent past has seen a gradual transition from placement of vascular access catheters by surgeons to placement by interventional radiologists. The interventional radiology service places a majority of the vascular access devices at our children's hospital, including peripherally inserted central catheters… CONTINUE READING