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Year : 2016 | Month : May | Volume : 10 | Issue : 5 | Page : PD16 - PD18

Malposition of Subclavian Venous Catheter Leading to Chest Complications

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

1. Resident, Department of Surgery, Government Medical College and Guru Nanak Dev Hospital, Amritsar, Punjab, India. 2. Medical Officer, Department of Cardiothoracic and Vascular Surgery, Government Medical College and Guru Nanak Dev Hospital, Amritsar, Punjab, India. 3. Professor, Department of Cardiothoracic and Vascular Surgery, Government Medical College and Guru Nanak Dev Hospital, Amritsar, Punjab, India. 4. Undergraduate Student, Government Medical College and Guru Nanak Dev Hospital, Amritsar, Punjab, India.

Correspondence Address :
Dr. Madhur Kumar,
13-B, DDA Flats, Ber Sarai, New Delhi-110016, India.
E-mail : ash64kr@yahoo.com.

Abstract

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.

Keywords

Cannulation, Hydrothorax, Pneumothorax

How to cite this article :

Madhur Kumar, Amarjit Singh, Kuldeep Singh Sidhu, Avleen Kaur. MALPOSITION OF SUBCLAVIAN VENOUS CATHETER LEADING TO CHEST COMPLICATIONS. Journal of Clinical and Diagnostic Research [serial online] 2016 May [cited: 2018 Jan 17 ]; 10:PD16-PD18. Available from
http://www.jcdr.net/back_issues.asp?issn=0973-709x&year=2016&month=May&volume=10&issue=5&page=PD16-PD18&id=7860

DOI and Others

DOI: 10.7860/JCDR/2016/19399.7860



Date of Submission: Feb 09, 2016
Date of Peer Review: Mar 07, 2015
Date of Acceptance: Mar 26, 2016
Date of Publishing: May 01, 2016


Financial OR OTHER COMPETING INTERESTS: None.

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