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Valve Dysfunction of Injection Port Causing the Leaking Intravenous Cannula

Keywords : Guidewire, Hypovolemic shock, Peripheral intravenous cannula

Citation Information : Valve Dysfunction of Injection Port Causing the Leaking Intravenous Cannula. Panam J Trauma Crit Care Emerg Surg 2021; 10 (1):56-57.

DOI: 10.5005/jp-journals-10030-1304

License: CC BY-NC 4.0

Published Online: 01-04-2021

Copyright Statement:  Copyright © 2021; Jaypee Brothers Medical Publishers (P) Ltd.


Abstract

We report a situation of leaking peripheral intravenous cannula (PIVC) due to dysfunction of the injection port valve. After shifting the patient to the operating room, anesthesia monitors were attached. The patient was having a 20-G peripheral intravenous cannula (Vygonule V, Vygon Haryana India Pvt. Ltd.) in situ over the dorsum of the right hand. We noticed that fluid is coming out freely through the injection port (Fig. 1). The PIVC was removed and the puncture site was properly dressed. Another PIVC was secured over the dorsum of the left hand. However, we did not have a suitable guidewire to replace it and had to place it afresh. Also, using such a set to replace the PIVC would involve significant costs which might be more than the cost of the cannula. The quality control unit of the manufacturing company should be notified of such an incident as was done in our case.


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