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Intra-abdominal extravasation complicating parenteral nutrition in infants.
  1. S. Nour,
  2. J. W. Puntis,
  3. M. D. Stringer
  1. Department of Paediatric Surgery, Leeds General Infirmary.


    Two infants receiving total parenteral nutrition via a central venous catheter positioned in the inferior vena cava developed an acute abdomen secondary to extravasation of the infusate. The presence of an associated abdominal mass necessitated a laparotomy in one patient. Both infants recovered completely after the catheter had been removed.

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