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Saudi Journal of Kidney Diseases and Transplantation
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Year : 1999  |  Volume : 10  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 59-63
Fatal Complication of Percutaneous Femoral Vein Catheterization in a Hemodialysis Patient

1 Department of Medicine, King Saud University, Abha, Saudi Arabia
2 Department of Surgery, King Saud University, Abha, Saudi Arabia
3 Department of Nephrology, Assir central Hospital, Asir, Saudi Arabia

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Mohammed Al-Homrany
Department of Medicine, Abha Medical college, P.O. Box 641, Abha
Saudi Arabia
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Percutaneous femoral vein catheterization is a safe procedure to perform and major complications are rarely reported. WE present a case of death following such procedure in a chronic hemodialysis patient. This case is to emphasize the importance of taking utmost care during insertion of he catheter and not to underestimate the dangers of what may look like a minor tear in the vein when surgical exploration is needed.

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