Pneumothorax

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Abstract

Percutaneous placement of central venous catheters, causing a direct lesion of the lung parenchyma, is a remarkable cause of iatrogenic pneumothorax, the incidence of which is approximately 1 to 4%. Clinical presentation, diagnosis and treatment guidelines of iatrogenic pneumothorax complicating central venous access placement are presented.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationTotally Implantable Venous Access Devices: Management in Mid- and Long-Term Clinical Setting
PublisherSpringer-Verlag Italia s.r.l.
Pages107-113
Number of pages7
ISBN (Print)9788847023734, 9788847023727
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Jan 1 2012

Keywords

  • Central venous catheters
  • Iatrogenic pneumothorax
  • Percutaneous implantation
  • Tube thoracostomy

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Medicine(all)

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    Biffi, R. (2012). Pneumothorax. In Totally Implantable Venous Access Devices: Management in Mid- and Long-Term Clinical Setting (pp. 107-113). Springer-Verlag Italia s.r.l.. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-88-470-2373-4