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MAUDE Adverse Event Report: TELEFLEX INC. / ARROW INTERNATIONAL, INC. ARROW; FLEX TIP PLUS EPIDURAL KIT

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TELEFLEX INC. / ARROW INTERNATIONAL, INC. ARROW; FLEX TIP PLUS EPIDURAL KIT Back to Search Results
Device Problem Material Split, Cut or Torn (4008)
Patient Problem Stenosis (2263)
Event Date 08/30/1988
Event Type  Injury  
Event Description
Epidural needle slightly bent after catheter placement.When catheter was discontinued, the tip was not intact and there was a hairline split at the catheter end.Ct on (b)(6) 2018 also revealed that pt had "advanced l5-s1 degenerative disc disease with chronic small right paracentral disc protrusion resulting in mid right canal stenosis and mild right lateral recess narrowing.".
 
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Brand Name
ARROW
Type of Device
FLEX TIP PLUS EPIDURAL KIT
Manufacturer (Section D)
TELEFLEX INC. / ARROW INTERNATIONAL, INC.
MDR Report Key7872565
MDR Text Key120335681
Report NumberMW5079773
Device Sequence Number1
Product Code CAZ
Combination Product (y/n)N
Number of Events Reported1
Summary Report (Y/N)N
Report Source Voluntary
Reporter Occupation Nurse
Type of Report Initial
Report Date 09/11/2018
1 Device was Involved in the Event
1 Patient was Involved in the Event
Date FDA Received09/12/2018
Is this an Adverse Event Report? No
Is this a Product Problem Report? Yes
Device Operator Health Professional
Was Device Available for Evaluation? Yes
Is the Reporter a Health Professional? Yes
Was Device Evaluated by Manufacturer? No Information
Is This a Reprocessed and Reused Single-Use Device? No
Type of Device Usage N
Patient Sequence Number1
Patient Outcome(s) Required Intervention;
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