“Central vein catheter (CVC)placement is a common and useful procedure for critically ill patients. The hydrothorax is a delayed and rare (≈0.5%),1 but life-threatening complication. We reported here a patient with pleural effusion caused by the tip of the catheter hitting the side wall of the superior vena cava (SVC) because of changing the patient’s position repeatedly.”Reference:
Huang Q, Cui Y. Central venous catheter induced a late development of hydrothorax by changing the position: A case report. Asian J Surg. 2022 Nov 2:S1015-9584(22)01392-6. doi: 10.1016/j.asjsur.2022.10.017. Epub ahead of print. PMID: 36335002.