A Central Venous Catheter Line Misadventure “Doctor why do I have a humming sound in my ear?”

Edwin Stephen*, Maitha Al Asmi, Thekra Al Hadhrami, Mohsin Al Riyami, Mohammed Al Badri, Hanan Al Mawaali, Khalifa Al Wahaibi

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We report a 32-year-old female patient who was referred to a tertiary care hospital in Muscat, Oman, in 2021 with an iatrogenic arteriovenous fistula (AVF) that presented as a neck swelling which developed few weeks after an attempt of central venous catheterisation through the right internal jugular vein. The fistula was corrected surgically with a successful outcome. AVF is an abnormal communication between an artery and vein which can occur as a congenital anomaly, after trauma or iatrogenic following central venous catheter or endovenous thermal ablation.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)116-118
Number of pages3
JournalSultan Qaboos University Medical Journal
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - Feb 23 2023


  • Arteriovenous Fistula
  • Case Report
  • Central Venous Catheter
  • Critically Ill
  • Iatrogenic Disease
  • Intensive Care Unit
  • Oman
  • Jugular Veins
  • Physicians
  • Humans
  • Central Venous Catheters/adverse effects
  • Catheterization, Central Venous/adverse effects
  • Female
  • Adult

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Medicine

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