Canadian Anaesthetists’ Society Journal

, Volume 19, Issue 6, pp 657–658 | Cite as

An unusual site of intra-arterial injection of thiopentone

  • L. B. Ready


A case of intra-arterial injection of thiopentone into the dorsum of the hand is reported. The incident was confirmed by blood gas determination on a sample from the injection site.


Thiopentone Intermittent Infusion Palmar Arch Nous Rapportons Face Dorsale 
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Nous rapportons un cas ďinjection intra-artérielle de thiopentone; ľinjection a été faite sur la face dorsale de la main. Ľincident a été confirmé par la détermination des gaz artériels sur un échantillon du sang prélevé au site de ľinjection.


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© Canadian Anesthesiologists 1972

Authors and Affiliations

  • L. B. Ready
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  1. 1.Department of AnaesthesiaUniversity of Saskatchewan and University HospitalSaskatoon

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