Complications of 1303 central venous cannulations

Yilmazlar A., Bilgin H., Korfali G., Eren A., Ozkan U.

JOURNAL OF THE ROYAL SOCIETY OF MEDICINE, vol.90, no.6, pp.319-321, 1997 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier identifier


Central Venous catheterization (CVC), now a common procedure, has several major complications. We assessed their incidence in a prospective study of 1303 cannulations done in the intensive care unit or operating theatre. Chest radiographs were obtained to verify proper catheter placement and to detect pneumothorax.