Malposition of subclavian central venous catheter

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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” Kumar et al (2016).

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.

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Reference:

Kumar, M., Singh, A., Sidhu, K.S. and Kaur, A. (2016) Malposition of Subclavian Venous Catheter Leading to Chest Complications. Journal of Clinical and Diagnostic Research. 10(5), p.16-8.

doi: 10.7860/JCDR/2016/19399.7860.

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