Accidental intra-arterial injection of propofol

E. Ohana, E. Sheiner, G. M. Gurman

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We report a case of accidental intra-arterial injection of propofol in a 30-year-old woman admitted for curettage. The patient reported pain, which was followed by a hyperaemic area of 6 x 7 cm around the injection site. Later a blanching of the distal part of the hand was noticed, lasting for 3 min. When pain appears during propofol administration, an intra-arterial injection must be excluded.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)569-570
Number of pages2
JournalEuropean Journal of Anaesthesiology
Issue number8
StatePublished - 28 Sep 1999


  • Anaesthesia
  • Complications
  • Intra-arterial injection
  • Propofol

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Anesthesiology and Pain Medicine


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