Hepatic abscess and umbilical venous catheter: One cannot be cavalier about proper position

Fabio Fusaro, R. Lo Piccolo, M. G. Scarpa, A. Orzali, U. Trafojer, G. F. Zanon

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Abstract

Purpose: The umbilical venous catheter (UVC) is routinely used in neonatal intensive care. Incorrect placement may expose the patient to some dangerous complications (i.e. thrombosis, abscesses, etc). We report a case of an hepatic abscess due to incorrect positioning of this device. We describe how the abscess was treated and we emphasize that one cannot be cavalier about proper positioning of the UVC.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)32-34
Number of pages3
JournalJournal of Vascular Access
Volume4
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - Jan 2003

Keywords

  • Hepatic abscess
  • Infants
  • Umbilical venous catheter

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery

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