Ischaemic distal limb necrosis and Klebsiella pneumoniae infection associated with arterial catheterisation in a cat

Kelly Blacklock, Elisa Bortolami, Ross Harley, Pamela Murison, Adrian Wallace

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Abstract

This case report describes dorsal pedal arterial thrombosis and infection with Klebsiella pneumoniae subsequent to arterial catheter placement in a cat. The complication led to avascular necrosis of the metatarsal and pedal soft tissue. The catheter was placed for blood pressure monitoring during surgery for correction of a peritoneopericardial diaphragmatic hernia. The exact mechanism of thrombosis was unclear. Amputation of the limb was required and the histopathological findings are presented. This is the first report of such a complication.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1165-8
Number of pages4
JournalJournal of Feline Medicine and Surgery
Volume15
Issue number12
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Dec 2013

Keywords

  • Amputation
  • Animals
  • Cat Diseases
  • Catheterization, Peripheral
  • Cats
  • Hindlimb
  • Ischemia
  • Klebsiella Infections
  • Klebsiella pneumoniae
  • Necrosis
  • Thrombosis

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