Pleural effusion with parenteral nutrition solution: An unusual complication of an "appropriately" placed umbilical venous catheter

Maria Janina U. Pabalan, Ralph J. Wynn, Anne Marie Reynolds, Rita M. Ryan, Mostafa Youssfi, Veena Manja, Satyanarayana Lakshminrusimha

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Abstract

Pleural effusion is not an uncommon complication of percutaneous intravenous catheters in neonates. Umbilical venous catheters (UVCs) are associated with pleural effusion following abnormal placement in the left atrium or pulmonary veins due to venous obstruction. We report for the first time a case of right-sided pleural effusion with parenteral nutrition solution following a UVC that appeared to be positioned appropriately in the inferior vena cava.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)581-585
Number of pages5
JournalAmerican Journal of Perinatology
Volume24
Issue number10
DOIs
StatePublished - Nov 1 2007
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • Hydrothorax
  • Inferior vena cava
  • Umbilical venous catheter

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health
  • Obstetrics and Gynecology

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