Carotid jugular arteriovenous fistula: An unusual complication of internal jugular vein catheterization in children

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Abstract

Central venous catheterization is essential in the management of patients requiring long-term intravenous access. Various risks during central line insertion have been described in the medical literature, including the potentially life-threatening complication of iatrogenic arteriovenous fistula (AVF). We describe a novel case of carotid jugular AVF following implanted port (BardPort® by C.R. Bard, Inc.) insertion in a pediatric oncology patient who had suffered cerebral infarct due to thromboembolism. Pediatr Blood Cancer 2012; 59: 1302–1304. © 2012 Wiley Periodicals, Inc.

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