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Bilateral total parenteral nutrition pleural effusions in a 5-week-old male infant.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  22761198     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
A 5-week-old male infant was admitted to the paediatric intensive care unit with small bowel obstruction secondary to an inguinal hernia. His postoperative course was complicated by suspected migration of his left internal jugular central venous catheter into branches of the inferior thyroid artery and mediastinum. This resulted in bilateral pleural effusions which were biochemically and visually similar to the total parenteral nutrition he was receiving. After drainage of the pleural effusions he made an uneventful recovery.
Christopher Flannigan; Thomas Bourke; Karen Keown; Mark Terris
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article     Date:  2012-07-03
Journal Detail:
Title:  BMJ case reports     Volume:  2012     ISSN:  1757-790X     ISO Abbreviation:  BMJ Case Rep     Publication Date:  2012  
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2012-07-04     Completed Date:  2014-02-04     Revised Date:  2014-07-03    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  101526291     Medline TA:  BMJ Case Rep     Country:  England    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  -     Citation Subset:  IM    
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MeSH Terms
Central Venous Catheters / adverse effects*
Hernia, Inguinal / complications,  surgery
Ileal Diseases / etiology,  surgery
Intestinal Obstruction / etiology,  surgery
Parenteral Nutrition, Total / adverse effects*
Pleural Effusion / etiology*,  surgery

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