Fatal retropleural hematoma complicating internal jugular vein catheterization. A case report

T. Kontozoglou, Nobby Mambo

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Abstract

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 languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)125-127
Number of pages3
JournalAmerican Journal of Forensic Medicine and Pathology
Volume4
Issue number2
StatePublished - 1983
Externally publishedYes

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Jugular Veins
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Hematoma
surgery
incident
Disease
Mitral Valve
Punctures
Veins
Catheters

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  • Pathology and Forensic Medicine
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Fatal retropleural hematoma complicating internal jugular vein catheterization. A case report. / Kontozoglou, T.; Mambo, Nobby.

In: American Journal of Forensic Medicine and Pathology, Vol. 4, No. 2, 1983, p. 125-127.

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