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Unintentional longline insertion into the descending aorta in a neonate with left congenital diaphragmatic hernia
  1. Kerri L Benn1,
  2. Sandeep Shetty1,
  3. Anne Marie Masna1,
  4. Anay M Kulkarni1,2
  1. 1 Neonatal Intensive Care Centre, Saint George’s Hospital NHS Foundation Trust, London, UK
  2. 2 Royal Brompton and Harefield NHS Foundation Trust, London, UK
  1. Correspondence to Dr Kerri L Benn, Neonatal Unit, Saint George's Hospital, London SW17 0QT, UK; kerri.benn{at}

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A term neonate, birth weight 3250 g, was admitted to a tertiary surgical neonatal unit for management of left congenital diaphragmatic hernia (CDH). He was ventilated with a mean airway pressure of 14 mm Hg in 100% oxygen and received inhaled nitric oxide. He required two inotropes. Two experienced neonatal team members inserted a 1Fr Vygon peripherally inserted central catheter (longline) into the mid-arm below the axilla. It was …

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