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O Wenker. The Anesthesia Cartoon of the Month. The Internet Journal of Anesthesiology. 1999 Volume 5 Number 1.
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The apparently venous catheter was placed into an arterial vessel. This is a complication seen with central venous catheter insertions. We recommend the use of a finder needle and the check with a pressure monitor as described on the CD (Central Venous Catheters by Olivier Wenker) prior to insertion of the catheter. Complications include arterial bleeding, intra-arterial infusion of fluids and drugs via pressurized fluid bags, or embolism of arterial plaques/air bubbles with subsequent cerebral injury.