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Revista Costarricense de Cardiología

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HERNANDEZ-MATAMOROS, Harol; PADILLA-CUADRA, Juan Ignacio  and  HERNANDEZ DE MEZERVILLE, Viviana. Fístula carotídea-yugular secundaria a colocación de vía central. Rev. costarric. cardiol [online]. 2007, vol.9, n.3, pp.35-37. ISSN 1409-4142.

Carotid-jugular fistula secondary to central vein catheterization The internal jugular vein access to central venous catheterization is not free of complications. One rare complication due to arterial puncture is the formation of an arteriovenous fistula, between the jugular vein and the carotid artery. The diagnosis must be suspected in a patient who develops local thrill after the procedure and the treatment can be either surgical or endovascular. There are some measures to avoid simultaneous venous and arterial puncture and prevent this complication such as the use of ultrasound as a guide. We report a case of carotid jugular fistula after right jugular catheterization.

Keywords : Fístula carotídea yugular; cateterización vía central; Carotid-jugular fistula; central vein catheterization.

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