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Year : 2019  |  Volume : 51  |  Issue : 6  |  Page : 407-409

A curious finding of skin blebs: A case report

1 Department of Pediatrics, All India Institute of Medical Science, Jodhpur, Rajasthan, India
2 Department of Neurosurgery, All India Institute of Medical Science, Jodhpur, Rajasthan, India

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Dr. Bharat Choudhary
Department of Pediatrics, All India Institute of Medical Sciences, Jodhpur, Rajasthan
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DOI: 10.4103/ijp.IJP_288_19

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Mannitol has been the cornerstone of osmotherapy in the treatment of raised intracranial pressure for the past several decades. We discuss here a case of subcutaneous mannitol extravasation, leading to bullous eruptions and swelling in the forearm of a postoperative patient of arteriovenous malformation. We emphasize the importance of careful selection of peripheral intravenous catheter site, especially when infusing hypertonic solutions with propensity for subcutaneous leaks and tissue damage.


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