Contrast media extravasation

Case contributed by Dr Abdulmajid Bawazeer


A suspected case of pulmonary embolism came with difficult cannulation.

Patient Data

Age: 30 Years
Gender: Female

The contrast media can not be appreciated in the first and second phases so the contrast extravasation was suspected and arm imaging was obtained demonstrates contrast extravasation.

Case Discussion

Contrast extravasation risk factors for our patient were using automated power injection, female sex and inpaient cases.
Early detection of contrast extravasation, stoping the contrast injector and raising the limb as well as applying ice packs will be helpful to minimize the effect.

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Case information

rID: 79188
Published: 31st Jul 2020
Last edited: 1st Aug 2020
System: Vascular
Inclusion in quiz mode: Included
Institution: The Islamic Hospital

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