Intravenous cannula fracture in external jugular vein access: A case report

Kocaoğlu A. S., Demirdizen G., Taştekin T., Şişli E.

Other, pp.56-58, 2022

  • Publication Type: Other Publication / Other
  • Publication Date: 2022
  • Page Numbers: pp.56-58
  • Eskisehir Osmangazi University Affiliated: Yes


External jugular vein (EJV) is commonly used for intravenous access, particularly in pediatric patients. A 2.5-year-old boy in whom an intravenous cannula fracture occurred was admitted. Since an intravenous access was difficult to establish due to previous attempts, intravenous access was established in the left EJV. The fracture of the cannula was noticed immediately after removal. After confirmation of the broken segment in subcutaneous tissue, it was surgically removed. In conclusion, training of the staff, good technique of insertion, proper care, attentive removal, early recognition and emergent removal of the fractured segment of the cannula are of utmost importance.

Keywords: Cannula, complication, equipment failure, jugular veins