• Medicine
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    The West Virginia medical…
    2016

Subclavian Vein Central Line Catheter Mistakenly Placed in the Aorta: A Case Report and How to Avoid Complications.

@article{Mboumi2016SubclavianVC,
  title={Subclavian Vein Central Line Catheter Mistakenly Placed in the Aorta: A Case Report and How to Avoid Complications.},
  author={Igor Wanko Mboumi and Errington C. Thompson},
  journal={The West Virginia medical journal},
  year={2016},
  volume={112 5},
  pages={
          60-4
        }
}
An 85-year-old female with multiple medical problems presented with a sigmoid volvulus. While in the ICU, the patient required a central line because of poor peripheral access. The central line was mistakenly placed in the aorta while attempting to use the subclavian approach. In this manuscript we discussed ways of reducing complications and successfully placing subclavian vein catheters. 

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