Bilateral chylothorax secondary to subclavian vein catheterization: A case report

T. J. Iberti, E. Benjamin, A. Pozez, T. A. Paluch, Edward A Panacek

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Abstract

A case of bilateral chylothorax following percutaneous placement of a subclavian catheter is described. The pathophysiology associated with chylothoraces as well as the treatment of such complications is discussed. Physicians who are involved with the placement of central venous catheters should be aware of this newly reported complication.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)154-157
Number of pages4
JournalMount Sinai Journal of Medicine
Volume54
Issue number2
StatePublished - 1987
Externally publishedYes

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