VENOUS CANNULA AS A FOREIGN BODY IN CEPHALIC VEIN A CASE REPORT AND PROPOSED MANAGEMENT GUIDELINES

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Dr. Nilak Shantanurao, Senior Resident
Dr. B. Sankararaman, Professor
Dr. Vignesh Thiagu. B First Year Resident

Keywords

intravenous cannula, cephalic vein, venotomy, iatrogenic

Abstract

Iatrogenic foreign bodies (FB) accidentally getting lodged in various parts of the human body are come across often in medical practice. This causes anxiety to the patients, the doctors and nurses alike for various reasons. Many such instances cannot be reported in literature! We report an instance where an intra venous cannula (Venflon) got within the cephalic vein of forearm due to a weird cause. We successfully retrieved it.

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