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Left internal mammary vein cannulation by CVP line

Case contributed by Dr Muneesh Sharma


Incidental finding on portable CXR


Case Discussion

Portable CXR was done for evaluation, revealed:

  1. right bronchial intubation with complete opacification of the left lung
  2. an unusual course of the left subclavian central venous access

After repositioning of the ETT and chest drainage tube placement the subclavian catheter, is confirmed to be malpositioned in left internal mammry vein.

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Case information

rID: 10328
Published: 5th Aug 2010
Last edited: 13th Aug 2019
System: Chest
Inclusion in quiz mode: Included

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