Misplaced internal jugular catheter into right subclavian vein
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Shoyab M, Misplaced internal jugular catheter into right subclavian vein. Case study, Radiopaedia.org (Accessed on 26 Mar 2023) https://doi.org/10.53347/rID-84274
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19 Nov 2020
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COVID-19 patient in critical care.
Age: 80 years
X-Ray Chest A/P (Supine) View
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Right internal jugular line along course of subclavian vein, with tip in axillary vein.
Bibasal and right midzone airspace opacification. Diaphragm tenting on right side. No pneumothorax.
Endotracheal and nasogastric tubes in satisfactory position.
Internal jugular line is inserted at neck level, then courses down along internal jugular vein. But instead of entering the superior vena cava, the catheter has migrated rightwards along right subclavian vein.