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Abdominal aortic perforation by an umbilical arterial catheter
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    Not necessarily aortic perofration

    Thank you for an interesting case but the position of the arterial catheter after the perforation suggests to me that this was from an umbilical artery rather than the aorta (compare the path on the abdominal wall on the 2 x-rays).

    This may therefore be why you were able to successfully manage this conservatively.

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