Year : 2014  |  Volume : 8  |  Issue : 5  |  Page : 113-114

Accidental placement of central venous catheter in lung parenchyma causing hydrothorax

Department of Anaesthesiology, Sarojini Naidu Medical College, Agra, Uttar Pradesh, India

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Dr. Vivek Badada
203, West Arjun Nagar, Agra, Uttar Pradesh
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DOI: 10.4103/1658-354X.144090

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Central venous catheterization is associated with its share of complications. Most of these complications can be avoided and treated by appropriate patient selection, careful insertion technique and vigilance following catheter insertion. We report a patient presenting with unilateral hydrothorax due malposition of central venous catheter in lung parenchyma. Prompt recognition of complication and its treatment remedied the situation.

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