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Haemothorax after subclavian vein cannulation.
  1. S Holt,
  2. N Kirkham,
  3. E Myerscough


    A patient in whom pulmonary arterial bleeding occurred during percutaneous supraclavicular puncture of the subclavian vein is described. A retrospective survey of over 600 subclavian venepunctures disclosed seven patients in whom serious traumatic complications occurred, six of them in the hands of inexperienced operators.

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