Contrast media extravasation

Case contributed by David Cuete


Critical care patient for a CT study in search of pancreatitis.

Patient Data

Age: 45 years
Gender: Female

X-rays shows diffuse contrast medium in the subcutaneous space.

Case Discussion

This case shows a small extravasation of low-osmolar contrast media (15 ml) with a power injector. The contrast media injection was stopped just as the soft tissue swelling was visible. Extravasation protocol was applied, the patient did not suffer any complications.

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