Academic Journal of Surgery 2015. 2(1-2):27-29.

Iatrogenic Innominate Vein Injury during Percutaneous Perm-Catheter Placement
Nasir Fakhar, Negar Mashoori


Large vessels injury is a rare but serious complication of percutaneous central venous catheter placement, which can be fatal. Herein a case of right innominate vein perforation during right internal jugular permcatheter
placement - resulted in thoracotomy because of patient’s hemodynamic instability - is reported.
© 2014 Tehran University of Medical Sciences. All rights reserved.


Catheterization, Central venous, Large vessel injuries, Innominate vein laceration, Brachiocephalic veins, Wounds and injuries, Iatrogenic disease, Central venous catheters

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