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We present a 26 weeks gestation boy with a complication of central venous catheterisation. He was intubated in delivery suite, and admitted for intensive care. An umbilical venous catheter (UVC) was placed and used; however, there was difficulty obtaining umbilical arterial catheterisation (UAC) access due to thin cord. During subsequent attempts to place …
Contributors The above authors all contributed to the preparation of this manuscript. J-PS is responsible for the overall content and guarantor. ELC, DH, NJ, SM were involved in clinical care of patient and event described. All the authors contributed to editing and minor amendments to the text.
Competing interests None.
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