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A 24-week gestational age neonate with severe respiratory distress syndrome was managed with high-frequency oscillatory ventilation and inotropes. Umbilical artery catheter and umbilical venous catheter (UVC) were inserted on day 1. UVC aspirated blood freely at the time of insertion and followed a straight course on abdominal X-ray (AXR). UVC was initially at the eighth thoracic vertebral (T8) level and was pulled back to T10.
On day 4, the baby developed …
Contributors GR wrote the manuscript. AKS critically reviewed 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.