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Peripherally inserted central venous catheters in preterm newborns: two unusual complications.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  14962336     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
This report describes the case of two newborns who suffered unusual complications after peripheral insertion of a central venous catheter. In one baby a fragment of the catheter tip became embolized in a peripheral branch of the left pulmonary artery. In the other baby, the catheter perforated a peripheral branch of the pulmonary artery, giving rise to chemical pneumonitis with extensive pleural effusion. The outcome was positive for both babies. A large clinical series is necessary to establish the complications of this procedure, their prevention and management.
A Pigna; V Bachiocco; M Fae; F Cuppini
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Paediatric anaesthesia     Volume:  14     ISSN:  1155-5645     ISO Abbreviation:  Paediatr Anaesth     Publication Date:  2004 Feb 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2004-02-13     Completed Date:  2004-07-27     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9206575     Medline TA:  Paediatr Anaesth     Country:  France    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  184-7     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Anesthesia and Intensive Care, S Orsola-Malpighi University Hospital, Bologna, Italy.
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MeSH Terms
Catheterization, Central Venous / adverse effects*,  instrumentation
Catheterization, Peripheral / adverse effects*,  instrumentation
Equipment Failure
Esophageal Atresia / surgery
Gastroschisis / surgery
High-Frequency Ventilation
Infant, Newborn
Infant, Premature*
Lung / radiography
Pleural Effusion / etiology*,  therapy
Pneumonia / etiology*,  therapy
Pulmonary Artery / injuries,  radiography
Pulmonary Embolism / etiology*
Respiration, Artificial
Respiratory Distress Syndrome, Adult / etiology,  therapy
Tracheoesophageal Fistula / surgery

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