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Case report


The forgotten guide wire: a rare complication of hemodialysis catheter insertion

Said AbuhasnaDirar AbdallahMasood Ur Rahman
Department of Critical Care Medicine, Tawam Hospital, Al Ain, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
Date of Submission: 23-May-2011, Date of Acceptance: 29-Jun-2011, Date of Web Publication: 30-Jul-2011.
Corresponding Author:
Corresponding Author

Said Abuhasna

Department of Critical Care Medicine, Tawam Hospital, P.O. Box 15258, Al Ain, Abu Dhabi, UAE.
E-mail: sabuhasna@tawamhospital.ae

Corresponding Author:
Corresponding Author

Said Abuhasna

Department of Critical Care Medicine, Tawam Hospital, P.O. Box 15258, Al Ain, Abu Dhabi, UAE.
E-mail: sabuhasna@tawamhospital.ae

DOI: 10.4103/2156-7514.83397 Facebook Twitter Google Linkedin

ABSTRACT


A rare complication of a hemodialysis catheter insertion is the loss of the complete guide wire into the circulation. A complete guide wire in the circulation may not necessarily produce symptoms, and it may remain unnoticed for a significant period of time. We present a rare case where a complete guide wire was lost into the circulation during insertion of a hemodialysis catheter into the right femoral vein in a 19-year-old female with systemic lupus erythromatosis. The patient remained asymptomatic through two plasmapheresis treatments over a period of 2 days. The guide wire was eventually retrieved without complications. The factors leading to the wire being forgotten will be reviewed, and the measures initiated to prevent any future occurrence will be addressed.
Keywords: Central Venous Catheter, Hemodialysis, Plasmapheresis

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