Bilateral hydrothorax case as a rare outcome of central venous catheter placement

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CVC placement is a relatively safe procedure but may occasionally be associated with complications, such as pneumothorax, haemothorax, cardiac tamponade, sepsis and thrombosis” Batihan et al (2018).

Abstract:

Central venous catheters (CVCs) are very useful tools in clinical medicine. It is important not only for the administration of medications or fluids but also the measurement of haemodynamic variables, especially in intensive care patients. CVC placement is a relatively safe procedure but may occasionally be associated with complications, such as pneumothorax, haemothorax, cardiac tamponade, sepsis and thrombosis. We aim to report an extraordinary case of bilateral hydrothorax due to CVC placement.

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Reference:
Batihan, G., Ceylan, K.C. and Kaya, S.O. (2018) Rare complication of central venous catheter placement: bilateral hydrothorax. BMJ Case Reports. 11(1), p.e226699.

doi: 10.1136/bcr-2018-226699.

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