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Thoracic Surgery
A Rare Case of Massive Hemothorax due to Central Venous Catheterization Treated with Angiographic Stent Implantation
Jung-Min Bae
Korean J Crit Care Med. 2015;30(1):18-21.   Published online February 28, 2015
DOI: https://doi.org/10.4266/kjccm.2015.30.1.18
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In critically ill patients, centeral venous catheterization is a widely used procedure for fluid resuscitation, massive transfusion, total parenteral nutrition, central venous pressure monitoring and hemodialysis. However, many complications are associated with central venous catheterization. Among these complications, hemothorax is rare but fatal. We recently experienced a 32-year-old female diagnosed with hemothorax due to subclavian catheterization who was successfully treated with angiographic intervention. There are no absolute indications of surgery or interventional treatment in such cases. Multicenter studies and consensus are necessary to determine the proper treatment for hemothorax due to central venous catheterization. Angiographic treatment is rarely used for this uncommon complication of subclavian catheterization. We describe a rare case with a review of the literature.

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