Contrast extravasation

Case contributed by Dr Alexandra Stanislavsky


Right elbow pain.

Patient Data

Age: 30 years
Gender: Female

Right elbow

Soft tissue hyperdensity in the cubital fossa adjacent to cannula inserted for administration of CT contrast.

Case Discussion

Radiographic appearance of extravasated iodinated contrast. Radiographic assessment is not generally required for the diagnosis and management of contrast extravasation. In this case, there was some uncertainty about the time course and cause of symptoms.

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Case information

rID: 69609
Published: 16th Jul 2019
Last edited: 17th Jun 2020
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