A case is presented in which a unique combination of events occurred as a complication of subclavian vein catheterization. Extravasation of intravenous hyperalimentation solution occurred, resulting in mediastinitis and venous obstruction of the jugulosubclavian confluence bilaterally. Bilateral chylothorax resulted which was successfully managed by conservative means. The methods used and the rationale for their employment are discussed.
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Pulmonary and Respiratory Medicine
- Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine