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Title
Acute hemiplegia after central venous catheter removal
Author
Abstract
Central venous catheters are widely used in clinical practice. Air embolism is a rare, but potentially life threatening complication of central venous catheterisation. We describe a case of collapse and transient hemiplegia after removal of central venous catheter. This was accidentally performed with the patient in upright position. A CT scan of the brain demonstrated air in the sinus cavernosus bilaterally and at the posterior wall of the foramen magnum.
Language
English
Source (journal)
Acta clinica Belgica. - Leuven, 1946 - 1997
Publication
Leuven : 2010
ISSN
0001-5512
Volume/pages
65(2010), p. 51-53
ISI
000276999200009
Full text (Publishers DOI)
UAntwerpen
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Affiliation
Publications with a UAntwerp address
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