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Intraperitoneal infiltration of total parenteral nutrition related to a peripherally inserted central catheter in the saphenous vein
  1. Selma Alves Valente do Amaral Lopes1,2,
  2. Hélio Queiroz-Filho2,
  3. Paulo Marcelo Pires Bastos3,
  4. Ariane Sampaio Souza3,
  5. Mariana Luz4,
  6. Bruna Brandão Barreto4,
  7. Dimitri Gusmao-Flores5
  1. 1 Paediatrics Department, Federal University of Bahia, Salvador, Brazil
  2. 2 Neonatal Intensive Care Unit, Hospital Teresa de Lisieux, Salvador, Brazil
  3. 3 Paediatric Surgery, Hospital Teresa de Lisieux, Salvador, Brazil
  4. 4 Intensive Care Unit, Hospital da Mulher, Salvador, Brazil
  5. 5 Programa de Pós-Graduação em Medicina e Saúde, Faculdade de Medicina da Bahia, Universidade Federal da Bahia, Salvador, Bahia, Brazil
  1. Correspondence to Professor Selma Alves Valente do Amaral Lopes, Paediatrics, Federal University of Bahia, Salvador, BA 40140241, Brazil; selma.lopes{at}

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The case is of a baby born at 30 weeks through vaginal delivery with a birth weight of 1508 g and an Apgar score of 9/9. Prematurity was related to maternal urinary infection. Prenatal care was adequate. A peripherally inserted central catheter (PICC) was inserted on the third day of life (DOL) in the left saphenous vein, and the radiographic control suggested the central position of the tip at the height of the left iliac vein. On the ninth …

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