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Abdominal aortic perforation by an umbilical arterial catheter
  1. Liron Borenstein-Levin,
  2. Ori Hochwald,
  3. Shlomit Ben David,
  4. Amir Kugelman
  1. Neonatology, Rambam Health Care Campus, Haifa, Israel
  1. Correspondence to Dr Liron Borenstein-Levin, Rambam Health Care Campus, Haifa 3109601, Israel; liron.boren{at}gmail.com

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A 275-week, 950 g infant was born by caesarean section. On admission to the neonatal intensive care unit (NICU), the infant was placed on ventilatory support, and umbilical catheters were inserted. Abdominal X-ray showed the 3.5F arterial catheter at the level of first lumbar vertebrae (figure 1A). The catheter was pulled out by 2 cm to reach an adequate low position. …

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