Subclavian Artery Laceration Caused by Pigtail Catheter Removal in a Patient with Pneumothorax

Hyo Jin Kim, Yang Hyun Cho, Gee Young Suh, Jeong Hoon Yang, Kyeongman Jeon
2015 Korean Journal of Critical Care Medicine  
We report a case of subclavian artery laceration caused by the removal of a pigtail pleural drainage catheter in a patient with a pneumothorax. The patient was successfully resuscitated through diagnostic angiography with subsequent balloon occlusion and primary repair of the injured subclavian artery. Although pigtail drainage of a pneumothorax is known to be safe and effective, proper insertion and removal techniques should be emphasized to reduce the risk of complications.
doi:10.4266/kjccm.2015.30.2.119 fatcat:y2vzwuxmqzag5jftukgiaoqmye