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Transient Right Hemidiaphragmatic Paralysis Following Subclavian Venous Catheterization: Possible Implications of Anatomical Variation of the Phrenic Nerve -A Case Report-

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Transient Right Hemidiaphragmatic Paralysis Following Subclavian Venous Catheterization: Possible Implications of Anatomical Variation of the Phrenic Nerve -A Case Report-

Chun Woo Yang et al. Korean J Anesthesiol.

Abstract

Phrenic nerve paralysis is an unusual complication associated with central venous catheterization. Various mechanisms have been proposed. We present a case of transient right hemidiaphragmatic paralysis after subclavian venous catheterization. We hypothesize that anatomical variation of the phrenic nerve was responsible for this complication.

Keywords: Central venous catheterization; Phrenic nerve.

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The preoperative chest x-ray.
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Chest x-ray on the third postoperative day showing the elevated right hemidiaphragm with pleural effusion.
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Chest x-ray on the sixth postoperative day showing the complete restoration of the right hemidiaphragm.

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