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Table 3 Complications associated with Peripheral arterial cannulation (Total cannulations = 124)

From: Clinical experience of use of percutaneous peripheral arterial cannulation in sick neonates in a developing country

Complications, n (%) 26 (20.9%)
Blanching of skin 3 (2.4%)
Dampening of tracing leading to removal of line 14 (11.3%)
Inability to bleed back 6 (4.9%)
Local Swelling 0
Leakage or bleeding around insertion site 1 (0.8%)
Accidental dislodgement 0
Discoloration of digits 2 (1.6%)
Local infection 0