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Acta Clin Belg. 2011 May-Jun;66(3):223-5.

A late complication of percutaneous radial artery cannulation.

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  • 1Department of Radiology, CHU Brugmann, Brussels, Belgium.


Radial artery pseudoaneurysms occurring as a late complication of percutaneous radial artery cannulation are rare, while those which are infected are exceptional. Known risk factors are age-related with patients being in their seventies and onwards, the duration of the radial artery catheter and staphylococcal catheter-related infections. We report the case of an 82-year-old patient who developed a mycotic radial artery pseudoaneurysm as a late complication of arterial catheterization.

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