Saudi Critical Care Journal

CASE REPORT
Year
: 2022  |  Volume : 6  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 58--60

Thoracoscopy and fluoroscopy assisted broviac central line insertion utilizing bedside echocardiogram to prevent cardiac tamponade


Muhammed Nishil Aboo1, Mohammed Al-Hasani1, Jihad Zahraa1, Abdulwahab Al-Jubab2 
1 Department of Pediatric Critical Care, King Fahad Medical City, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
2 Department of Pediatric Surgery, King Fahad Medical City, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia

Correspondence Address:
Muhammed Nishil Aboo
Department of Pediatric Critical Care, King Fahad Medical City, P O BOX: 59046, Riyadh 11525
Saudi Arabia

Prolonged and multiple requirements of central venous catheters in some patients gradually make access to the central vein problematic due to possible formation of obstructive thrombi. Here, we describe a case of chronic intestinal failure and difficult access of central vein, where cardiac tamponade (CT) developed even after thoracoscopy and fluoroscopy-guided insertion of a Broviac catheter. This report points out the importance of a postprocedural echocardiogram after central venous line placement in difficult cases to detect fatal complications such as CT.


How to cite this article:
Aboo MN, Al-Hasani M, Zahraa J, Al-Jubab A. Thoracoscopy and fluoroscopy assisted broviac central line insertion utilizing bedside echocardiogram to prevent cardiac tamponade.Saudi Crit Care J 2022;6:58-60


How to cite this URL:
Aboo MN, Al-Hasani M, Zahraa J, Al-Jubab A. Thoracoscopy and fluoroscopy assisted broviac central line insertion utilizing bedside echocardiogram to prevent cardiac tamponade. Saudi Crit Care J [serial online] 2022 [cited 2022 Dec 8 ];6:58-60
Available from: https://www.sccj-sa.org/article.asp?issn=2543-1854;year=2022;volume=6;issue=2;spage=58;epage=60;aulast=Aboo;type=0