Upper Extremity Peripheral Intravenous Line Infiltration With Concomitant Loss of Pulses Treated With Lipoaspiration: A Case Report.

Journal Article (Journal Article)

Peripheral intravenous cannulation in children is associated with occasional morbidity. We present a case where a large volume of blood, administered through a small peripheral cannula in the antecubital fossa, was found to have extravasated into the soft tissues, causing catastrophic vascular compromise. The expedient removal of the extravasate using a lipoaspiration cannula restored perfusion immediately to the affected limb and negated the need for surgical fasciotomies.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Amhaz, HH; Buretta, K; Jooste, EH; Machovec, K; Marcus, JR; Ames, WA

Published Date

  • November 1, 2016

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 7 / 9

Start / End Page

  • 185 - 187

PubMed ID

  • 27552238

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 2325-7237

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1213/XAA.0000000000000381


  • eng

Conference Location

  • United States