Fractured Intravenous Cannula as Foreign Body

Dr Dinesh Singh Chauhan, GDMC Dehradun, India
2018 Journal of Medical Science And clinical Research  
Intravascular placement of plastic catheters is associated with a number of complications. Fracture of these intravascular catheters is not uncommon, however these cases are uder reported. We introduce the fracture of peripheral intravenous cannula while its removal from a superficial vein in right cubital fossa. The broken piece of the intravenous cannula was identified using ultrasound. Under sterile conditions, the broken piece of the cannula was removed from the vein under local anaesthesia.
doi:10.18535/jmscr/v6i10.189 fatcat:qcnzm6nl3bgblnzckrjpsst7ze