Indian Journal of Surgery

, Volume 75, Issue 1, pp 79–81 | Cite as

Learning from Mistakes: Femoral Vein Cannulation-An Unusual Complication or a Blessing in Disguise!!!

  • Ajay Malviya
  • J. K. Yadav
  • Nitin NegiEmail author
  • C. Gautam Singh
Case Report


Femoral vein cannulation is often used in resuscitation and in critical care units. We report an uncommon complication of femoral vein counterpuncture-peritoneal puncture and the consequences which led us to diagnose a missed traumatic diaphragmatic rupture.


Femoral cannulation Femoral vein counterpuncture Peritoneal puncture Traumatic diaphragmatic rupture Hemoperitoneum Hemothorax 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Ajay Malviya
    • 1
    • 2
  • J. K. Yadav
    • 1
  • Nitin Negi
    • 1
    • 3
    Email author
  • C. Gautam Singh
    • 1
  1. 1.Department Of SurgeryDr. S. N. Medical CollegeJodhpurIndia
  2. 2.JodhpurIndia
  3. 3.JaipurIndia

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