Diagnostic utility of perfusion index in identifying radial artery embolism during hyperthermic intraperitoneal chemotherapy procedure: a case report

Eraslan İ., Sarıoğlan B. T., Ünsal S., Erdoğan Kayhan G.

JOURNAL OF CLINICAL MONITORING AND COMPUTING, 2023 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Publication Date: 2023
  • Doi Number: 10.1007/s10877-023-01102-5
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus, Aerospace Database, CINAHL, Communication Abstracts, Compendex, MEDLINE, Metadex, Civil Engineering Abstracts
  • Keywords: Case report, HIPEC, Modified Allen test, Perfusion index, Radial artery embolism
  • Eskisehir Osmangazi University Affiliated: Yes


Invasive arterial cannulation is a widely used method in intensive care units and operating rooms. However it has potential complications such as thrombosis, peripheral embolism, hematoma formation, and infection. The Masimo Root Radical-7 Pulse CO-Oximeter (R) (Masimo Corporation, Irvine, CA, USA) is a non-invasive hemodynamic monitoring device that measures perfusion index and pleth variability index, provides guidance to anaesthesiologists in the cases where hemodynamic fluctuations are expected. In this particular case, the perfusion index played a crucial role in the immediate diagnosis of radial artery embolism in a patient undergoing cytoreductive surgery and hyperthermic intraperitoneal chemotherapy procedure.