Central Venous Catheter-Related Hydrothorax
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Hydrothorax caused by central venous catheterization is rare, but a well-known complication. There have been numerous previous reports regarding this complication.In most cases, the development of hydrothorax was attributed to the extravasation of intravenous infusion fluid through the eroded vascular wall of superior vena cava or innominate vein by the central venous catheter, even though the issue whether there was actually an erosion of vascular wall or not has never been clear. In the present report, we describe a case of central venous catheter-related bilateral hydrothorax in which left pleural effusion developed, even while right pleural effusion, which developed before the left side, was being drained.....

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