Deceptive jugular manometry, blood colour and Po<sub>2</sub> in the presence of an ipsilateral upper extremity arteriovenous fistula: a report of two cases

  • David M Corda University of Florida College of Medicine
  • Stephen Aniskevich III Mayo Clinic College of Medicine
Keywords: arteriovenous fistula, central venous catheter, manometry, ultrasound

Abstract

Manometry, blood gas analysis and colour of blood are often used as adjuncts to verify central venous access and rule out inadvertent arterial puncture. Several clinical scenarios may make these techniques unreliable. Two cases are presented involving patients with mature upper arm arteriovenous fistulas in which techniques to confirm correct central venous access contradicted ultrasound imaging findings. (Full text available online at www.medpharm.tandfonline.com/ojaa) South Afr J Anaesth Analg 2018; DOI: 10.1080/22201181.2018.1447884

Author Biographies

David M Corda, University of Florida College of Medicine
Department of Anesthesiology, University of Florida College of Medicine, Gainesville, USA
Stephen Aniskevich III, Mayo Clinic College of Medicine
Department of Anesthesiology and Perioperative Medicine, Mayo Clinic College of Medicine, Jacksonville
Published
2018-06-24
Section
Case Studies