Infusothorax (plural: infusothoraces), also known as a chemothorax, is a complication of central venous catheter malposition where the catheter tip is located in the pleural space and the infusion of the fluid collects inadvertently in the pleural space in the form of a pleural effusion. Longer term complications depend on the fluid being infused.

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Synonyms or Alternate Spellings:
  • Infusothoraces
  • Chemothoraces
  • Chemothorax

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