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Neonatal long lines: localisation with colour Doppler ultrasonography
  1. A M Groves,
  2. C A Kuschel,
  3. M R Battin
  1. Newborn Services, National Women’s Hospital, Claude Road, Auckland, New Zealand;

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Current guidelines are to avoid placement of neonatal long lines within the heart.1 Placement within the heart is generally “excluded” radiologically. However, even with the benefit of contrast2 and digital3 radiography, the tips of long lines may not be adequately visualised. Standard two dimensional ultrasonography …

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