Contralateral hydrothorax following subclavian catheter replacement using a guidewire

C. W. Armstrong, C. G. Mayhall

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Replacement of central venous catheters over a guidewire is now practiced throughout the United States. Although potential mechanical complications of this technique have been mentioned in the literature, few such complications have been documented. We report a patient who suffered a fatal contralateral hydrothorax following replacement of a central venous catheter using the guidewire technique.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)231-233
Number of pages3
Issue number2
StatePublished - 1983
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pulmonary and Respiratory Medicine
  • Critical Care and Intensive Care Medicine
  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine


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