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Unusual complication of a central venous line in a neonate
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    Digitally enhanced PACS Xray images are useful
    • Vengudi S Sankar, Consultant Paediatrician
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      • Daniel T. Hindley, Ahmed El Azabi

    Dear Editor

    The authors of the recent case report[1] make an important point about the use of radio-opaque contrast to determine accurately, the position of the central line in neonates. This could perhaps be considered as ‘the gold standard’. There is however a real risk of line migration, the risk increasing with the time the line is left in. Thus, an appropriately positioned silastic line evaluated to be safe by ini...

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    Long Lines in neonates and complications

    Dear Editor

    The authors need to be congratulated for publishing this case report which I think must have been the lesson of the week for many budding and trained neonatologists.

    I would just like to make few comments:
    1. The long line from the picture in the article appears to have been inserted via left ante cubital fossa rather than the right as mentioned in the text.


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