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Case Report Cutting of Guide Wire and Hydrothorax after Subclavian Venous Catheterization for Premature Infant: A case report
Hyun Soo Moon, Sung Hee Han

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Department of Anesthesiology, Sejong General Hospital, Puchon, Korea.

Central venous catheterization is one of the common procedures in the care of critically ill patients but numerous major complications have been reported. This report is about a case of sequential complications that were developed after two attempts of subclavian venous catheterization via supraclavicular approach for a critically ill 1.5 kg premature infant in intensive care unit. In the first attempt, the guidewire was cut and remained in the right atrium but fortunately removed without surgery. In the second attempt for the same patient, the catheter positioned out of the vessel. It was in right pleural cavity and caused hydrothorax. After third attempt, successful left subclavian vein catheterization was done.

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