Cardiovascular Surgery and Interventions 2014, Vol 1, Num 1 Page(s): 026-028
Removal of a missed guide wire in central vein with endovascular intervention: a case report

Eyüpserhat Çalık,1 Mehmet Tort,1 Pelin Aydın,2 Ziya Yıldız,1 Mehmet Ali Kaygın1

1Departments of Cardiovascular Surgery, Erzurum Regional Training and Research Hospital, Erzurum, Turkey
2Departments of Anesthesiology and Reanimation, Erzurum Regional Training and Research Hospital, Erzurum, Turkey

Keywords: Catheterization; complication; intravascular foreign body/guide wire; percutaneous intervention
During invasive vascular procedures, missing the guide wire in the vascular lumen is a rare complication. It was identified with direct X-ray images in a 29-year-old male patient with tetraplegia developed after a car accident and followed in the intensive care unit that the guide wire was missed from the right femoral vein after central catheter intervention performed and extended to superior vena cava. The guide wire in the vein was removed with endovascular snare method with the femoral vein attempt. In this article, missing the guide wire into the vascular lumen after invasive vascular interventions as a rare complication was discussed.

DOI : 10.5606/e-cvsi.2014.215