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Delayed pneumothorax and hydrothorax with central venous catheter migration.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  10540065     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
We report a case of delayed pneumothorax, central venous catheter migration and iatrogenic hydrothorax in a 22-year-old female. The left subclavian central venous catheter initially transfixed the lung apex; pneumothorax occurred 24 h later following initiation of positive pressure ventilation. Lung collapse as a result of the pneumothorax caused catheter migration and hydrothorax. Catheter removal and chest drainage led to an uneventful recovery.
C J Thomas; C S Butler
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Anaesthesia     Volume:  54     ISSN:  0003-2409     ISO Abbreviation:  Anaesthesia     Publication Date:  1999 Oct 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1999-11-23     Completed Date:  1999-11-23     Revised Date:  2008-11-21    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0370524     Medline TA:  Anaesthesia     Country:  ENGLAND    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  987-90     Citation Subset:  AIM; IM    
Department of Anaesthesia and Intensive Care, Townsville General Hospital, Townsville, Queensland 4810, Australia.
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MeSH Terms
Catheterization, Central Venous / adverse effects*
Foreign-Body Migration / etiology*
Hydrothorax / etiology*
Lung Injury
Pneumothorax / etiology*

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