A Rare Complicatıon of Internal Jugular Vein cannulatıon: horner's syndrome
Ekrem Doğan 1 * , Reha Erkoç 1, Hayriye Sayarlıoğlu 1, Ömer Etlik 2, Kürşat Uzun 3
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1 Yuzuncu Yıl University, Medical Faculty, Internal Medicine, Division of Nephrology, Van, Turkey
2 Yuzuncu Yıl University, Medical Faculty, Department of Radiology, Van, Turkey
3 Yuzuncu Yıl University, Medical Faculty, Department of Pulmonary Diseases, Van, Turkey
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Internal jugular vein cannulation has become the preferred approach for temporary vascular access for hemodialysis. Internal jugular vein cannulation is associated with a high rate of successful catheter placement. However, significant complications such as internal carotid artery (ICA) puncture, vessel erosion, thrombosis and infection can occur. We present one case of Horner’s syndrome (without arterial punction) occurring following internal jugular venous cannulation. We suggested that, clinicians need to be aware of the risk of Horner’s syndrome as a possible complication of percutaneous hemodialysis catheterization via the internal jugular vein and should avoid repeated manipulations.


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EUR J GEN MED, 2005 - Volume 2 Issue 4, pp. 167-168

Publication date: 15 Oct 2005

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