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. 2010 Jul;54(4):354-5.
doi: 10.4103/0019-5049.68378.

Entrapped Central Venous Catheter Guide Wire

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Entrapped Central Venous Catheter Guide Wire

Sarika Katiyar et al. Indian J Anaesth. .
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Figure 1
Figure 1
Tip of the CVC guide wire after removal

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