Korean J Anesthesiol.  1989 Feb;22(1):122-126. 10.4097/kjae.1989.22.1.122.

Mediastinal and Intrapleural Hydrothorax Following Subclavian Central Venous Catheterization - A case report

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  • 1Department of Anesthesiology, College of Medicine, Seoul National University, Seoul, Korea.

Abstract

Hydrothorax is a known complication of central venaus catheterization. We observed mediastinal hydrothorax following intrapleural effusion secondary to central venous catheter malposition in a 3 month child who was treated with respiratory support and chest drainage sucessfully. The position of central venous catheter should be evaluated routinely by chest X-ray or aspiration of blood through the central venous catheter to avoid complication.

Keyword

Central venous catheterization; Complication; Hydrothorax
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