Complication of femoral venous catheterization simulating postoperative duodenal leak

Y. C. Wong, L. J. Wang, C. J. Chen, K. E. Lim, B. C. Lin

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Abstract

We present a postoperative CT study of a case of blunt duodenal rupture. The findings of retroperitoneal extraluminal free air and free fluid that are caused by an inadvertent insertion of a femoral venous catheter simulate postoperative duodenal leak. The early recognition of this misplaced indwelling catheter by radiologists avoided an unneccessary reexploration.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)79-81
Number of pages3
JournalChinese Journal of Radiology
Volume22
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 1997
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • catheters and catheterization, complications
  • retroperitoneal space, CT

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging

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