Editor-in-Chief Ufuk Demirkılıç Frequency Quarterly Abbreviation Turk J Vasc Surg Publisher Turkish National Vascular and Endovascular Surgery Society ISSN 2667-4947 E-ISSN 2667-5080



Turkish Journal of Vascular Surgery 2020 , Vol 29 , Issue 1
Successful percutaneous removal of retained J-tip guidewire: A report of two cases
Fehim Can Sevil1, Mehmet Tort1, Ziya Yıldız1, Taha Özkara1, Mehmet Ali Kaygın1, Özgür Dağ1, Hasan Öztin2, Belkıs Aygün4, Halit Kızılet3
1Department of Cardiovascular Surgery, Erzurum Regional Training and Research Hospital, Erzurum, Turkey
2Department of Internal Medicine, Erzurum Regional Training and Research Hospital, Erzurum, Turkey
3Department of Cardiology, Erzurum Regional Training and Research Hospital, Erzurum, Turkey
4Department of Pediatrics, Erzurum Regional Training and Research Hospital, Erzurum, Turkey
DOI : 10.9739/tjvs.2020.450 Central vein catheterization using the Seldinger technique has long been utilized as an invasive procedure for vascular access. Possible complications associated with the procedure include hemothorax, pneumothorax, and vascular injury. Forgetting a J-tipped guidewire inside the vessel during the Seldinger procedure is a rare complication. Herein, we present two cases in whom a forgotten J-tipped guidewire was successfully removed under the guidance of angiography. Keywords : Central venous catheterization, intravenous foreign body, percutaneous intervention, peripheral venous catheterization, retained guidewire