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Iatrogenic vascular trauma and complications of vascular access in children

Christina Georgeades, Abby E Rothstein, Matthew R Plunk, Kyle Van Arendonk
Seminars in Pediatric Surgery 2021, 30 (6): 151122
Vascular access is frequently a critical component of the diagnostic and therapeutic procedures required to manage childhood illnesses, including many emergent conditions and critical illnesses. Vascular access in the pediatric population presents unique challenges, and many clinical and technical factors must be considered to avoid complications that can occur with vascular access procedures. This article reviews various aspects of vascular access and associated iatrogenic trauma in children, including risk factors, management of complications, and preventive measures to avoid complications. It is only with a comprehensive understanding of the topic that vascular access in children can be performed safely, effectively, and efficiently.

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