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Korean Journal of Anesthesiology 2008;54(3):S59-S61.
DOI: https://doi.org/10.4097/kjae.2008.54.3.S59   
Delayed Tension Pneumothorax Detected 4 Days after Central Venous Catheterization: A case report.
Seung Hwa Lee, Jae Wan Lee, Ju Tae Sohn, Hyo Min Lee, Il Woo Shin, Heon Keun Lee, Young Kyun Chung
1Department of Anesthesiology and Pain Medicine, Gyeongsang National University College of Medicine, Jinju, Korea. jtsohn@nongae. gsnu.ac.kr
2Institute of Health Sciences, Gyeongsang National University College of Medicine, Jinju, Korea. jtsohn@nongae.gsnu.ac.kr
Abstract
Pneumothorax is one of the most frequent complications of percutaneous central venous catheterization.Most significant pneumothoraces are easily detected on postcatheterization chest radiograph.However, we report a rare case of delayed tension pneumothorax detected 4 days after unsuccessful central venous catheterization via the infraclavicular subclavian vein, although initial postcatheterization and postoperative supine chest radiographs showed no active lesion.
Key Words: central venous catheterization; delayed tension pneumothorax; pneumothorax


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