Journal of Clinical and Diagnostic Research, ISSN - 0973 - 709X

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Case report
Table of Contents - Year : 2016 | Month : May | Volume : 10 | Issue : 5 | Page : PD16 - PD18

Malposition of Subclavian Venous Catheter Leading to Chest Complications PD16-PD18

Madhur Kumar, Amarjit Singh, Kuldeep Singh Sidhu, Avleen Kaur

Dr. Madhur Kumar,
13-B, DDA Flats, Ber Sarai, New Delhi-110016, India.
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Although Central Venous Catheter (CVC) placement is a relatively simple procedure but its insertion and maintenance are associated with significant risks. Malposition (defined as any CVC tip position outside the superior vena cava) may be associated with catheter insertion and may require immediate intervention. It may result in complications like haemothorax, pleural effusions, pneumothorax, sepsis, thrombosis and cardiac tamponade. This case report presents timely detection of the complication after placement of CVC. Everyone should be aware of the complications and monitor consistently appropriate position of catheter tips.