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Case Report 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

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Department of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery, Korea University Guro Hospital, Korea University College of Medicine, Seoul, Korea.

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.

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