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Fatal hemothorax caused by a subclavian hemodialysis catheter. Thoughts on prevention.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  6466025     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
A 19-year-old woman died when a subclavian catheter that had provided vascular access for plasmapheresis penetrated her right atrium, pericardium, and parietal pleural, causing a hemothorax. Precautions are recommended to minimize the risk of this complication in patients in whom subclavian catheters are used as a vascular access route for hemodialysis or plasmapheresis.
J S Tapson; P R Uldall
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Archives of internal medicine     Volume:  144     ISSN:  0003-9926     ISO Abbreviation:  Arch. Intern. Med.     Publication Date:  1984 Aug 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1984-09-07     Completed Date:  1984-09-07     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0372440     Medline TA:  Arch Intern Med     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  1685-7     Citation Subset:  AIM; IM    
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MeSH Terms
Catheterization / adverse effects*
Heart Atria / injuries
Heart Injuries / etiology*
Hemothorax / etiology*
Renal Dialysis
Subclavian Vein*

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