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Korean J Anesthesiol > Volume 27(12); 1994 > Article
Korean Journal of Anesthesiology 1994;27(12):1810-1813.
DOI: https://doi.org/10.4097/kjae.1994.27.12.1810   
Tension Pneumothorax during Internal Jungular Catheterization.
Sang Hwan Do, Jong Chan Sohn
1Department of Anesthesiology, Boramae City Hospital, Seoul, Korea.
2Department of Anesthesiology, Seoul National University Medical College, Seoul, Korea.
A case is presented of tension pneumothorax during internal jugular catheterization. Pneu- mothorax is one of complications of internal jugular catheterization but is very rare. If it occurs after anesthetic induction, discontinuence of N2O is very important in order not to inerease the size of pneumotborax. And if general safety measures are observed such as uae of fine locator needle, confinement of needle depth and cannulation in end-expiratory phase, the occurrence rate of pneumothorax during the procedure could be much lessened.
Key Words: Internal jugular vein; Catheterization; Complication; Tension pneumothorax


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