Clinical communication: Adults| Volume 39, ISSUE 5, P583-585, November 2010

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Emergency Femoral Hemodialysis Catheter Placement Complicated by Prevesical Hematoma


      The femoral vein is the most popular location for temporary catheterization during emergency hemodialysis. Common complications are infection, thrombosis, arterial puncture, and groin hematoma. We report herein a patient with femoral vein perforation and prevesical hematoma.


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