ISSN: 2149-2247 | E-ISSN: 2149-2549
Volume : 44 Issue : 1 Year : 2022
An Unusual Complication of Internal Jugular Vein Catheterization: Chylothorax [Erciyes Med J]
Erciyes Med J. 2022; 44(1): 106-108 | DOI: 10.14744/etd.2021.39024

An Unusual Complication of Internal Jugular Vein Catheterization: Chylothorax

Sümeyra Koyuncu1, Ali Gündoğdu1, Eray Eroğlu2, Nevzat Herdem3, Ismail Koçyiğit1, Murat Hayri Sipahioğlu1, Bülent Tokgöz1, Oktay Oymak1
1Department of Nephrology, Erciyes University Faculty of Medicine, Kayseri, Turkey
2Department of Nephrology, Kilis State Hospital, Kilis, Turkey
3Department of Radiology, Erciyes University Faculty of Medicine, Kayseri, Turkey

Background: Infection and vascular occlusion are common catheter-related complications in patients with central venous catheters.
Case Report: A hemodialysis patient presented at the emergency department with frequent shortness of breath. Diffuse pleural fluid was observed on the right side in a computerized tomography image of the chest. Thoracentesis was performed, a chest tube was inserted to treat chylothorax, and a triglyceride diet was administered. On the 13th day of hospitalization, the chest tube was removed and video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery was performed with successful results.
Conclusion: Chylothorax should be kept in mind in the differential diagnosis of hemodialysis patients with hypervolemia symptoms. Thoracentesis can aid in the diagnosis.

Keywords: Catheter, central vein, chylothorax, infection, thrombosis

Sümeyra Koyuncu, Ali Gündoğdu, Eray Eroğlu, Nevzat Herdem, Ismail Koçyiğit, Murat Hayri Sipahioğlu, Bülent Tokgöz, Oktay Oymak. An Unusual Complication of Internal Jugular Vein Catheterization: Chylothorax. Erciyes Med J. 2022; 44(1): 106-108

Corresponding Author: Sümeyra Koyuncu, Türkiye
Manuscript Language: English
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