Korean J Med.  2015 Nov;89(5):553-557. 10.3904/kjm.2015.89.5.553.

Successful Retrieval of a Fractured Guidewire during Extracorporeal Membrane Oxygenator Insertion

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  • 1Department of Internal Medicine, Samsung Medical Center, Sungkyunkwan University School of Medicine, Seoul, Korea. jeonghoon.yang@samsung.com

Abstract

Recently, the use of extracorporeal membrane oxygenation has evolved rapidly and there is potential for expanding its use. There are many complications associated with extracorporeal membrane oxygenation, but the fracture of a guidewire has been reported to be very rare during extracorporeal membrane oxygenation insertion. We describe our experience of successfully removing a fractured 0.038-inch guidewire using a catheter wedge with balloon inflation following a fracture that occurred during insertion of extracorporeal membrane oxygenation through the left femoral vein.

Keyword

Guidewire; Device failure; Device removal; Extracorporeal membrane oxygenation

MeSH Terms

Catheters
Device Removal
Equipment Failure
Extracorporeal Membrane Oxygenation
Femoral Vein
Inflation, Economic
Membranes*
Oxygenators, Membrane*
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