Volume 18
Number 3
Aug 2014
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Case Reports
J.J. Bosboom, F.A. van Braam Houckgeest

In critical care and perioperative care, central venous catheterisation is a routine procedure. In this case report we describe a patient suffering a neurological complication following attempted ultrasound-guided internal jugular vein catheterisation. Ultrasound guidance for placement of central venous catheters can reduce, but not eliminate, the risk of placement failure and complications. A brief review of the literature is given.

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