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Necrosis of the left buttock as a complication of umbilical catheterisation in neonatal resuscitation
  1. C M Vernooij1,
  2. P H G Hogeman2,
  3. P G J Nikkels3,
  4. C A Blok4,
  5. H A A Brouwers5
  1. 1Emergency Department, Antonius Ziekenhuis Nieuwegein, The Netherlands
  2. 2Department of Paediatrics, Meander Medisch Centrum Amersfoort, The Netherlands; p.hogeman@meandermc.nl
  3. 3Department of Pathology, Wilhelmina Kinderziekenhuis, University Medical Centre Utrecht, Utrecht, The Netherlands
  4. 4Department of Neonatology, Wilhelmina Kinderziekenhuis, University Medical Centre Utrecht, Utrecht, The Netherlands
  5. 5Wilhelmina Kinderziekenhuis, University Medical Centre Utrecht, Utrecht, The Netherlands

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Umbilical catheters are commonly used in neonates for long-term parenteral nutrition, reliable infusion of irritant drugs, measurements of blood pressure, drawing of blood samples or administration of fluids and drugs. The use of umbilical catheters is associated with complications. This case report once again emphasises this and describes the theoretical and …

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