Hemomediastinum resulting from subclavian artery laceration during internal jugular catheterization.

@article{Kim2003HemomediastinumRF,
  title={Hemomediastinum resulting from subclavian artery laceration during internal jugular catheterization.},
  author={Jiyeon Kim and Wonsik Ahn and Jae-Hyon Bahk},
  journal={Anesthesia and analgesia},
  year={2003},
  volume={97 5},
  pages={1257-9}
}
UNLABELLED The complications associated with internal jugular vein catheterization are inadvertent arterial puncture, pleural and mediastinal injuries, pneumothorax, hemothorax, and hemomediastinum. Complications caused by laceration of a subclavian artery are rare. We present a case of hemomediastinum resulting from laceration of the subclavian artery during central venous catheterization. After right internal jugular vein catheterization, the left lateral decubitus position was maintained for… CONTINUE READING