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.
|Number of pages||3|
|Journal||Journal of Vascular Access|
|Publication status||Published - Jan 2003|
- Hepatic abscess
- Umbilical venous catheter
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