Integrity of vascular access: The story of a broken sheath!

Jayasree Pillarisetti, Mazda Biria, Amber Balda, Namratha Reddy, Loren Berenbom, Dhanunjaya Lakkireddy

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A 31-year-old female underwent an electrophysiology procedure wherein 4 vascular sheaths were placed. Following the procedure, as one of the vascular sheaths was pulled out, clinicians noted that it was broken. Emergent fluoroscopy revealed part of the vascular sheath was left behind in the soft tissue and was removed surgically. This case report describes the complications associated with vascular sheaths and reiterates the correct methods of handling them.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)75-77
Number of pages3
JournalJournal of Vascular Nursing
Issue number3
StatePublished - Sep 2009
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Medical–Surgical


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