Central venous cannulation as a cause of upper airway obstruction

Anaesthesia And Critical Care
10.1102/1470-5206.2003.0002
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Central venous cannulation as a cause of upper airway obstruction

Central venous cannulation via the internal jugular vein caused an unusual complication in a patient with a coaugulopathy. The formation of a non-clinically detectable haematoma, with secondary venous compression, resulted in the formation of glottic oedema, which caused significant upper airway obstruction.

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Editor-in-Chief

Frank Cross
Consultant Vascular and General Surgeon
The London Clinic, UK

Editors

Neil Barnes
Consultant Physician
Barts Health NHS Trust, London, UK
Ali Jawad
Professor of Rheumatology
Barts Health NHS Trust, London, UK

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