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Diagnostic aspiration of an iatrogenic hydrothorax following subclavian catheterization.
  1. M. J. Steiger,
  2. A. G. Morgan
  1. Department of Renal Medicine, City Hospital, Nottingham, UK.


    Central venous catheterization is not without hazard. Inadvertent placement in the pleural space can occur without the development of a pneumothorax and pressure measurements may appear misleadingly normal. This case report illustrates an effective method of diagnosing and draining an iatrogenic hydrothorax which resulted in this way.

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