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Br J Anaesth. 2002 Jan;88(1):144-6.

Loss of the guide wire: mishap or blunder?

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  • 1Klinik f├╝r Neurologie, Universit├Ątsklinikum Eppendorf, Hamburg, Germany.

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We describe four cases of lost guide wires during central venous catheterization. Although percutaneous catheterization of central veins is a routine technique, it is a procedure requiring advanced operating skills, expert supervision, and attention to detail in order to prevent adverse effects.

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