Migration of central venous catheter results in fatal hydrothorax

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“In the case discussed here, migration and dislodgement of catheter tip resulted in delayed hydrothorax and sudden death of a 9-month-old female infant” Jabeen et al (2014).

Reference:

Jabeen, S., Murtaza, G., Hanif, M.Z., Morabito, A. and Khalil, B. (2014) Migration of indwelling central venous catheter and fatal hydrothorax. European Journal of Pediatric Surgery Reports. 2(1), p.32-4.

Abstract:

Central venous catheter complications can be related to insertion, indwelling, or extraction. Most of the times, immediate complications are anticipated and managed; whereas, delayed complications can go unnoticed. In the case discussed here, migration and dislodgement of catheter tip resulted in delayed hydrothorax and sudden death of a 9-month-old female infant.

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