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Vol 30, No 1 (2024)
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Successful endovascular management of inadvertent catheterization of subclavian artery

Adrian Jan Karacz1, Łukasz Stanisław Dzieciuchowicz1, Zuzanna Wardęga1


Although the insertion of central venous catheters (CVC) is commonly performed especially in intensive care
patients the procedure itself might lead to life-threatening complications such as an iatrogenic arterial injury.
In this case report a case on an inadvertent insertion of CVC through the right internal jugular vein into the
proximal right subclavian artery is presented. After adequate imaging, the injury was sealed with a balloon-
-protected application of a plug-based closure device.

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