Lost Guide Wire

lost guide wire

This patient was transfered to ICU from another hospital. On CT examination of their abdomen a wire was noted to project through the right atrium, down the IVC to end in the right iliac vein. The J-shaped tip gave the game away… a right jugular CVC had been placed, and the wire used for the insertion pushed in with the catheter. This guide wire was successfully retrieved from the groin, without complication.

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Credit: Dr Frank Gaillard