Contrast extravasation

Case contributed by Andrew Murphy


Right arm pain post CT exam

Patient Data

Age: 50 years
Gender: Female

Evidence of contrast extravasation is noted within the soft tissues of the distal right arm proximal to the anterior cubital fossa with the majority of the contrast being superficially placed and anterior.

Case Discussion

CT contrast media extravasation occurs relatively infrequently, but can have severe side effects associated with skin changes and possible skin necrosis

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Case information

rID: 55518
Published: 11th Sep 2017
Last edited: 11th Sep 2017
Inclusion in quiz mode: Included
Institution: Princess Alexandra Hospital

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