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American Journal of Medical Case Reports. 2019, 7(4), 56-58
DOI: 10.12691/ajmcr-7-4-1
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Delayed Haemothorax due to Indwelling Right Internal Jugular Vein Central Venous Catheter (Case Report and Review of Literature)

Ketan Vagholkar1, , Yash Kripalani1, Shivangi Garima1 and Suvarna Vagholkar1

1Department of Surgery, D.Y. Patil University School of Medicine, Navi Mumbai 400706. MS. India

Pub. Date: May 10, 2019

Cite this paper:
Ketan Vagholkar, Yash Kripalani, Shivangi Garima and Suvarna Vagholkar. Delayed Haemothorax due to Indwelling Right Internal Jugular Vein Central Venous Catheter (Case Report and Review of Literature). American Journal of Medical Case Reports. 2019; 7(4):56-58. doi: 10.12691/ajmcr-7-4-1

Abstract

Delayed development of a haemothorax after central venous cannulation of the right internal jugular vein is extremely rare. Awareness of this rare complication by the trauma surgeon is essential to avoid attributing the complication to a missed thoracic injury. Prompt chest x-ray is necessary to confirm the diagnosis. Removal of the central line followed by tube thoracostomy remains the mainstay of management. A case of delayed haemothorax following central venous cannulation of the internal jugular vein is presented to highlight this complication followed by a brief review of literature.

Keywords:
haemothorax central venous cannulation neck vein

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