Case 79: A Complication of Central Venous Cannulation?

  • John G. Brock-Utne


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.


Nitrous Oxide Lumbar Puncture Face Mask Sinus Tachycardia Bone Marrow Aspiration 
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  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
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of AnesthesiaStanford UniversityStanfordUSA

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