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Case Report Delayed Pleural Effusion after Right Subclavian Vein Catheterization: A Case Report
Ji Ung Kim, Ji Hyun Cheon, Il Soo Kim, Sun Kwang Kim, Sung Hyun Ko, Sea Won Lee, Sang Hee Kim, Su Hong Kim

1Department of Internal Medicine, Busan Veterans Hospital, Busan, Korea.
2College of Nursing Science, Kosin University, Busan, Korea.
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Central venous catheterization is commonly used for supplying large amounts of fluids, total parenteral nutrition and for monitoring central venous pressure. Numerous complications exist with the technique, including pneumothorax, arterial puncture with vessel injury, catheter embolus, mediastinal hematoma, hydrothorax, and the thrombus of the vein. We reported an uncommon case of pleural effusion, due to catheter tip migration and penetration, which occurred 4 days after central venous catheterization.

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