This report describes a case of fatal retropleural hematoma complicating percutaneous insertion of a central vein catheter. The patient was a 55-year-old female undergoing surgery for severe rheumatic mitral valve disease. Factors responsible for this catastrophic incident are the anticoagulation of the patient, the edematous state of the soft tissues, and the multiple punctures of the wall of the jugular vein.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Number of pages||3|
|Journal||American Journal of Forensic Medicine and Pathology|
|State||Published - Dec 1 1983|
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Pathology and Forensic Medicine