Journal of Comprehensive Pediatrics

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Retention of Guidewire: A Rare but Avoidable Complication of Central Venous Catheterization

Agrawal Amit 1 , * , Shrivastava Jyotsna 1 and Vinay Kumar Kasyap 1
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1 Department of Pediatrics, Gandhi Medical College and Kamla Nehru Hospital, Bhopal, MP, India
Article information
  • Journal of Comprehensive Pediatrics: February 01, 2016, 7 (1); e33238
  • Published Online: February 13, 2016
  • Article Type: Case Report
  • Received: September 18, 2015
  • Revised: December 13, 2015
  • Accepted: December 24, 2015
  • DOI: 10.17795/compreped-33238

To Cite: Amit A, Jyotsna S, Kumar Kasyap V. Retention of Guidewire: A Rare but Avoidable Complication of Central Venous Catheterization, J Compr Ped. 2016 ; 7(1):e33238. doi: 10.17795/compreped-33238.

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1. Introduction
2. Case Presentation
3. Discussion
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