Contralateral hydrothorax following subclavian catheter replacement using a guidewire

C. W. Armstrong, C. G. Mayhall

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Abstract

Replacement of central venous catheters over a guidewire is now practiced throughout the United States. Although potential mechanical complications of this technique have been mentioned in the literature, few such complications have been documented. We report a patient who suffered a fatal contralateral hydrothorax following replacement of a central venous catheter using the guidewire technique.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)231-233
Number of pages3
JournalChest
Volume84
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 1983

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ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pulmonary and Respiratory Medicine
  • Critical Care and Intensive Care Medicine
  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine

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