Volume 24
Number 3
Jul 2016
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Case Reports
S. Akunuri, A. Sapare, R. Hegde, C. Reddy

Centralvenouslinesarecommonlyinsertedincardiacsurgery for haemodynamic monitoring as well as administration of fluids and vasoactive drugs. A rare and potentially serious complication of central venous access is development of pseudoaneurysms after inadvertent puncture of the artery. We present a case of right subclavian artery pseudoaneurysm after internal jugular vein access for perioperative management of congenital heart disease, which presented late with a mass effect over the trachea, leading to difficulty in mechanical ventilation and multiple failed extubation attempts.

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