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Images in neonatal medicine
Ischaemic limb injury and autoamputation complicating peripheral cannula insertion
  1. Karen Lavie-Nevo1,
  2. Michal Molad1,
  3. Mark Eidelman2
  1. 1 Department of Neonatology, Lady Davies Carmel Medical Center, Haifa, Israel
  2. 2 Department of Pediatric Orthopedics, Rambam Health Care Campus, Haifa, Israel
  1. Correspondence to Dr Karen Lavie-Nevo, Department of Neonatology, Lady Davies Carmel Medical Center, Haifa 3436212, Israel; karenla{at}

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A preterm male infant was born at 26+0 weeks of gestation via caesarian section due to pre-eclampsia. Birth weight was 560 g (intrauterine growth restriction). He was vigorous at birth and was transferred to the neonatal intensive care unit with non-invasive respiratory support. While preparing for umbilical catheter insertion, hypoglycaemia was noted. …

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  • Contributors MM and ME revised and approved the manuscript.

  • Funding The authors have not declared a specific grant for this research from any funding agency in the public, commercial or not-for-profit sectors.

  • Competing interests None declared.

  • Provenance and peer review Not commissioned; internally peer reviewed.