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A rare complication of neonatal central venous access
  1. J Baker,
  2. S Imong
  1. Royal Devon and Exeter Hospital, Heavitree, Gladstone Road, Exeter, UK
  1. Correspondence to:
    Dr Baker;


Total parenteral nutrition is often necessary for the survival of neonates, but obtaining central venous access can be very difficult. A case is reported in which malpositioning of a 27 gauge central venous catheter resulted in the misdiagnosis of necrotising enterocolitis and hypoglycaemia.

  • parenteral nutrition
  • venous catheter
  • long line
  • TPN, total parenteral nutrition

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