Complications of subclavian venopuncture

This is a rare complication of subclavian venopuncture:

Inadvertent subclavian arterial puncture

Inadvertent subclavian arterial puncture

In inexperienced hands it could be a fatal procedure. So, in this case, it was too late when we try to stop that massive bleeding after a surgery interconsultation.


Jon Mikel Iñarritu, M.D.

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3 thoughts on “Complications of subclavian venopuncture”

  1. I Think it is a safe procedure but still has some riks. Even in experienced hands like any others invasive procedures. However for some indications could be not risk-benefit.A way to reduce the incidence of complications coud be to review its indications and the level of evidence to support its impact in mortality, reduction in hospitalization days, etc. In México nowdays in The Nationals Institutes of Helth the initial placement of a periferal access central line is the initial practice in most patients.

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