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Subclavian Artery Laceration Caused by Pigtail Catheter Removal in a Patient with Pneumothorax
Hyo Jin Kim, Yang Hyun Cho, Gee Young Suh, Jeong Hoon Yang, Kyeongman Jeon
Korean J Crit Care Med. 2015;30(2):119-122.   Published online May 31, 2015
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We report a case of subclavian artery laceration caused by the removal of a pigtail pleural drainage catheter in a patient with a pneumothorax. The patient was successfully resuscitated through diagnostic angiography with subsequent balloon occlusion and primary repair of the injured subclavian artery. Although pigtail drainage of a pneumothorax is known to be safe and effective, proper insertion and removal techniques should be emphasized to reduce the risk of complications.


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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
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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.
Surgical Management for Pulmonary Artieriole Rupture During Subclavian Vein Catheterization: A Case Report
Jiae Min, Hyun Koo Kim, Ho Kyung Sung, Hyun Joo Lee, Young Ho Choi
Korean J Crit Care Med. 2012;27(1):59-61.
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We experienced an extremely unusual case of a 37-year-old woman who suffered from hemothorax soon after subclavian vein catheterization. Many case reports of a hemothorax or hematoma after central vein catheterization through the great vessels, such as the subclavian vein and internal jugular vein, have been published. However, this rare case showed a pinpoint-sized active bleeding site from a pulmonary arteriole rupture. During an emergency operation using thoracoscopy-assisted minithoracotomy, this bleeding site was successfully managed by primary repair.
Hemothorax in an Uncontrolled Anticoagulated Patient: Fight or Flight?: A Case Report
Soon Ho Chon, Sung Ho Shinn, Chul Burm Lee
Korean J Crit Care Med. 2009;24(1):37-38.
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Hemothorax in a patient on anticoagulant therapy for atrial fibrillation after blunt trauma is not an uncommon event. However, massive hemothorax in such a patient with an extremely uncontrolled and high international normalized ratio (INR) may pose a serious dilemma. We report a case of a patient under anticoagulant therapy for atrial fibrillation who underwent an emergent thoracotomy for massive hemothorax with an INR of 9.57.

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