Extravascular extravasation of fluid as a complication of central venous lines in the neonate.

S. E. Keeney, Carol Richardson

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Abstract

The use of central venous lines in neonatal intensive care is widespread. We report a series of 11 infants in whom extravasation of fluid developed presumably as a result of the central line. There were six cases of pericardial effusion with a 67% mortality rate and five cases of pleural effusion with no mortality, for a total extravasation incidence of 1.1% for central lines placed during a 5-year period. The highest incidence of effusion occurred with polyethylene catheters, but all types of catheters resulted in effusion. This report emphasizes the serious morbidity and mortality of these complications of central venous lines.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)284-288
Number of pages5
JournalJournal of perinatology : official journal of the California Perinatal Association
Volume15
Issue number4
StatePublished - Jul 1995

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Newborn Infant
Mortality
Catheters
Neonatal Intensive Care
Pericardial Effusion
Incidence
Polyethylene
Pleural Effusion
Morbidity

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Obstetrics and Gynecology
  • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health

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