CASE REPORT
Year : 2019  |  Volume : 6  |  Issue : 4  |  Page : 327-329

Inadvertent carotid-jugular conduit: An uncommon yet dreaded jugular venous catheterization complication


1 Department of Nephrology, Government Stanley Medical College and Hospital, Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India
2 Department of Radiology, Government Stanley Medical College and Hospital, Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India

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R Vairakkani
Department of Nephrology, Government Stanley Medical College and Hospital, Chennai, Tamil Nadu
India
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DOI: 10.4103/ijves.ijves_28_19

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Carotid-jugular fistula is one of the uncommon complications of internal jugular vein catheterization. It can have serious consequences such as infection, embolization, and high output cardiac failure and requires invasive repair. We describe a case of a common carotid artery-jugular vein arteriovenous fistula following the insertion of a double-lumen catheter for hemodialysis access.


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