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Year : 2014  |  Volume : 41  |  Issue : 3  |  Page : 197-199

Central venous catheter malposition into intrapleural space

1 Departments of Anesthesiology, Artemis Health Institute, Gurgaon, Haryana, India
2 Departments of Anesthesiology, Government Medical College Jammu, Jammu and Kashmir, India

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DOI: 10.4103/0974-5009.141235

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Placement of central venous catheter (CVC) can lead to complications such as, malposition of catheter and perforation and/or injury of nearby blood vessels and structures. We present a case about malposition of central venous catheter (CVC) from right internal jugular vein (IJV) into right intrapleural space. It is advisable to check free venous outflow in all the ports of CVC and following placement of CVC, chest radiograph should be taken to confirm the position.

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