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Carotid jugular arteriovenous fistula: An unusual complication of internal jugular vein catheterization in children†
Article first published online: 13 MAR 2012
Copyright © 2012 Wiley Periodicals, Inc.
Pediatric Blood & Cancer
Volume 59, Issue 7, pages 1302–1304, 15 December 2012
How to Cite
Chan, C. C., Lee, V., Chu, W., Tam, Y. H., Li, C. K. and Shing, M. M. K. (2012), Carotid jugular arteriovenous fistula: An unusual complication of internal jugular vein catheterization in children. Pediatr. Blood Cancer, 59: 1302–1304. doi: 10.1002/pbc.24137
- Issue published online: 9 OCT 2012
- Article first published online: 13 MAR 2012
- Manuscript Accepted: 21 FEB 2012
- Manuscript Received: 28 DEC 2011
- pediatric oncology;
- support care;
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.