Table of Contents Author Guidelines Submit a Manuscript
Case Reports in Emergency Medicine
Volume 2015 (2015), Article ID 382624, 2 pages
Case Report

A Case of Unrecognized Intrathoracic Placement of a Subclavian Central Venous Catheter in a Patient with Large Traumatic Hemothorax

1UT Austin Pediatric Emergency Medicine Fellowship, Dell Children’s Medical Center, 4900 Mueller Boulevard, Austin, TX 78723, USA
2Department of Surgery, Medical University of South Carolina, 96 Jonathan Lucas Street, Charleston, SC 29425, USA
3Division of General Surgery, San Francisco General Hospital, Campus Box 0807, San Francisco, CA 94143-0807, USA
4Department of Anesthesia and Critical Care Medicine, San Francisco General Hospital, 1001 Potrero Avenue, SFGH 5, San Francisco, CA 94110, USA

Received 20 June 2015; Revised 29 July 2015; Accepted 3 August 2015

Academic Editor: Ching H. Loh

Copyright © 2015 Dina Wallin et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.

Linked References

  1. A. U. Ghafoor, J. F. Mayhew, W. B. Gentry, and M. L. Schmitz, “Transpleural subclavian central venous catheter placement in a child with scoliosis discovered during a thoracotomy,” Journal of Clinical Anesthesia, vol. 15, no. 2, pp. 142–144, 2003. View at Publisher · View at Google Scholar · View at Scopus
  2. M. Hohlrieder, H. M. Schubert, M. Biebl, C. Kolbitsch, P. L. Moser, and I. H. Lorenz, “Successful aspiration of blood does not exclude malposition of a large-bore central venous catheter,” Canadian Journal of Anesthesia, vol. 51, no. 1, pp. 89–90, 2004. View at Publisher · View at Google Scholar · View at Scopus
  3. M. I. Seleem, A. M. Al-Hashemy, and A. Al-Naemi, “Ectopic intra-aortic insertion of a subclavian central venous catheter: case report and review of the literature,” Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery, vol. 127, no. 5, pp. 1515–1516, 2004. View at Publisher · View at Google Scholar · View at Scopus
  4. P. H. Brunett, L. M. Yarris, and A. Cevik, “Pulmonary trauma,” in Tintinalli's Emergency Medicine: A Comprehensive Study Guide, J. E. Tintinalli, J. Stapczynski, O. J. Ma, D. M. Cline, R. K. Cydulka, and G. D. Meckler, Eds., chapter 258, McGraw-Hill, New York, NY, USA, 7th edition, 2011. View at Google Scholar
  5. G. J. Sanders, S. Roy, and R. N. J. Graham, “Tension haemopneumothorax as a complication of subclavian central venous access and pressure infusion,” Trauma, vol. 16, no. 2, pp. 125–128, 2014. View at Publisher · View at Google Scholar · View at Scopus
  6. M. M. Lalu, A. Fayad, O. Ahmed et al., “Ultrasound-guided subclavian vein catheterization: a systematic review and meta-analysis,” Critical Care Medicine, vol. 43, no. 7, pp. 1498–1507, 2015. View at Publisher · View at Google Scholar