Contrast media extravasation

Case contributed by Dr David Cuete


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

Patient Data

Age: 45
Gender: Female

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

Case Discussion

This case shows a small extravasion of  low-osmolar contrast media (15ml) with a power inyector. The contrast media injection was stopped just the soft tissue volume increase was visible. After extravasion protocol applied, the patient did not suffer any complications.

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Case information

rID: 22707
Published: 18th Apr 2013
Last edited: 14th Aug 2019
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