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Inadvertent arterial placement of central venous catheter: salvage using endovascular treatment
  1. Manish Shaw1,
  2. Sheragaru Hanumanthappa Chandrashekhara2,
  3. Arun Sharma1 and
  4. Sanjeev Kumar1
  1. 1 CVR & EI, All India Institute of Medical Sciences, New Delhi, India
  2. 2 Radiodiagnosis, All India Institute of Medical Sciences, New Delhi, India
  1. Correspondence to Dr Sanjeev Kumar; sanjeevradio{at}


The frequency of placing a central venous catheter (CVC) has increased and it is often performed in emergency situation for venous access. During such an emergency and placing without imaging guidance, sometimes inadvertent placement of CVC in subclavian artery (SCA) can occur. We hereby describe an unusual case of successful endovascular management of inadvertently inserted CVC in SCA by covered stent graft placement along with proper clinical context to manage a case of misplaced venous catheter in left SCA.

  • interventional cardiology
  • radiology (diagnostics)
  • adult intensive care
  • chronic renal failure

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  • Contributors MS and AS have prepared the manuscript. MS and SHC have prepared and formatted the image. SK performed the procedure, edited and approved the manuscript.

  • Funding The authors have not declared a specific grant for this research from any funding agency in the public, commercial or not-for-profit sectors.

  • Competing interests None declared.

  • Patient consent for publication Obtained.

  • Provenance and peer review Not commissioned; externally peer reviewed.

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