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Parenteral nutrition - ascites with acute renal failure as a complication from an umbilical venous catheter in an extremely low birth weight infant.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  22696670     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Data-Review    
Umbilical venous catheters (UVCs) are frequently used in the neonatal intensive care setting and play a crucial role in the management of extremely low birth weight (ELBW) infants. One very rare complication reported is parenteral nutrition (PN) ascites secondary to vessel perforation or hepatic erosion by PN at the tip of malpositioned UVCs with various hepatic lesions. We describe a case of early onset PN ascites with no obvious associated hepatic lesion but complicated by pre-renal acute renal failure in an ELBW infant with the tip positioned between the 10th and 11th thoracic vertebrae.
Jean Egyepong; Amish Jain; Peter Chow; Sunit Godambe
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Type:  Journal Article     Date:  2011-04-26
Journal Detail:
Title:  BMJ case reports     Volume:  2011     ISSN:  1757-790X     ISO Abbreviation:  BMJ Case Rep     Publication Date:  2011  
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2012-06-14     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  101526291     Medline TA:  BMJ Case Rep     Country:  England    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  -     Citation Subset:  IM    
Division of Neonatology, Neonatal Intensive Care Unit, Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust, St. Mary's Hospital, London, UK.
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