Korean J Anesthesiol.  1998 Dec;35(6):1216-1220. 10.4097/kjae.1998.35.6.1216.

Hemomediastinum Caused by Central Venous Catheter

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  • 1Department of Anesthesiology, Yonsei University Wonju College of Medicine, Wonju, Korea.

Abstract

Numerous complications may accompany the central venous catheterization. The followings have been reported after central venous catheterization as complications: thrombophlebitis, air embolism, pneumothorax or hydrothorax, subcutaneous emphysema, cardiac tamponade and perforation of a major structure. Late perforation of vascular structures by central venous catheter tips are unusual, but potentially lethal complication. We report a case of lethal hemomediastinum after catheterization with a central venous catheter.

Keyword

Complication, hemomediastinum; Equipment, catheter, central venous

MeSH Terms

Cardiac Tamponade
Catheterization
Catheterization, Central Venous
Catheters
Central Venous Catheters*
Embolism, Air
Hydrothorax
Pneumothorax
Subcutaneous Emphysema
Thrombophlebitis
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