Small bowel perforation after drawing a blood sample in the femoral artery: a case report


ARA C. , Coban S., IŞIK B. , CERAN ÖZCAN C. , YILMAZ S.

ULUSAL TRAVMA VE ACIL CERRAHI DERGISI-TURKISH JOURNAL OF TRAUMA & EMERGENCY SURGERY, vol.16, no.3, pp.275-276, 2010 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 16 Issue: 3
  • Publication Date: 2010
  • Title of Journal : ULUSAL TRAVMA VE ACIL CERRAHI DERGISI-TURKISH JOURNAL OF TRAUMA & EMERGENCY SURGERY
  • Page Numbers: pp.275-276

Abstract

Small bowel perforation is a rare complication of femoral artery access in cases of femoral hernia. A 48-year-old woman was admitted to the intensive care unit due to pulmonary insufficiency. After a routine femoral arterial blood gas analysis, severe abdominal pain and nausea began. She underwent emergency laparotomy due to acute abdomen. Laparotomy revealed small bowel perforation. Segmental resection and end-to-end anastomosis were performed. The femoral canal was closed using plaque mesh. Special attention is needed during femoral artery access to avoid accidental small bowel perforation. As seen in this case, a careful examination should be done in cases of femoral hernia.