Venous catheter (VC) insertion may be necessary for the patients with renal failure facing vascular access problem. Femoral VCs are commonly used for their lower complication rates especially in emergency clinics. The incidence of bleeding associated with VC is reported 0.5-1.6%, however, life threatening hemorrhage and complications requiring surgical intervention are very rare. In this manuscript, we aimed to present a case with hemolytic uremic syndrome complicated with retroperitoneal hematoma after femoral VC insertion.
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Article Type: Case Report
J Clin Exp Invest, 2014, Volume 5, Issue 3, 472-474
Publication date: 09 Sep 2014
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