Case 79: A Complication of Central Venous Cannulation?

  • John G. Brock-Utne
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Abstract

Today you are scheduled to anesthetize a 5.5-year-old boy (20 kg) for bone marrow aspiration, lumbar puncture, and insertion of a subclavian vein cannula. He was diagnosed with acute lymphatic leukemia but now he was having a relapse. He is otherwise healthy except for a platelet count of 20,000. Prior to the anesthetic, he is transfused with platelets and his count improves to 90,000.

Keywords

Leukemia Sevoflurane 

Reference

  1. 1.
    Thomas DG, Bray BM. Complication of central venous cannulation. Anaesthesia. 1986;41:769.PubMedCrossRefGoogle Scholar

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Authors and Affiliations

  • John G. Brock-Utne
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  1. 1.Department of AnesthesiaStanford UniversityStanfordUSA

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