Document Detail

Surgical retrieval of an embolized central venous catheter in a premature baby.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  9768960     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Embolization of central venous catheter fragments is usually treated with percutaneous interventional techniques, which are difficult to apply in infants with very low birth weight. We surgically removed a catheter fragment in a preterm neonate, to avoid the impending thrombosis of the right pulmonary artery. The operation was performed with a nerve hook introduced through a tiny incision in the vessel's wall. The procedure was well tolerated, and no stricture remains at the site of incision.
P A Abbruzzese; E Chiappa; P Murru; L Stefanini; S Longo; R Balagna
Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  The Annals of thoracic surgery     Volume:  66     ISSN:  0003-4975     ISO Abbreviation:  Ann. Thorac. Surg.     Publication Date:  1998 Sep 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1998-10-21     Completed Date:  1998-10-21     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  15030100R     Medline TA:  Ann Thorac Surg     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  938-9     Citation Subset:  AIM; IM    
Department of Neonatology and Anesthesiology and Reanimation Service, Infantile Regina Margherita Hospital and University of Torino, Italy.
Export Citation:
APA/MLA Format     Download EndNote     Download BibTex
MeSH Terms
Catheterization, Central Venous / adverse effects*
Ductus Arteriosus, Patent / surgery
Foreign Bodies / surgery*
Infant, Newborn
Infant, Premature*
Infant, Premature, Diseases / therapy*
Respiratory Distress Syndrome, Newborn / therapy*

From MEDLINE®/PubMed®, a database of the U.S. National Library of Medicine

Previous Document:  Successful repair of aortoesophageal fistula secondary to traumatic pseudoaneurysm.
Next Document:  Tracheal obstruction in achalasia: a role for airway stenting?