Acquired chylothorax in association with supraclavicular ultrasound-guided access to the brachiocephalic vein in a neonate

Bella Zhong, Richard Barnes, Atul Malhotra, Pramod Pharande

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Achieving and maintaining venous access can be challenging in some premature and low birth weight infants. In this population, the supraclavicular ultrasound-guided in-plane approach to the brachiocephalic vein for central venous access has demonstrated great success with a low rate of complications. This case describes the first report of acquired chylothorax in association with this technique, in a previously extremely preterm and low birth weight infant.

Original languageEnglish
Number of pages4
JournalThe Journal of Vascular Access
Publication statusAccepted/In press - 26 Mar 2021


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