CC BY 4.0 · Journal of Child Science 2020; 10(01): e230-e232
DOI: 10.1055/s-0040-1720957
Case Report

Parenteral Nutrition Ascites: Calamity from an Umbilical Vein Cannula

Vishnu Anand
1  Department of Neonatology, Kerala Institute of Medical Sciences, Trivandrum, Kerala, India
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1  Department of Neonatology, Kerala Institute of Medical Sciences, Trivandrum, Kerala, India
,
Anila V. Panackal
1  Department of Neonatology, Kerala Institute of Medical Sciences, Trivandrum, Kerala, India
,
Anand Nandakumar
1  Department of Neonatology, Kerala Institute of Medical Sciences, Trivandrum, Kerala, India
,
Jyothi Prabhakar
1  Department of Neonatology, Kerala Institute of Medical Sciences, Trivandrum, Kerala, India
,
Naveen Jain
1  Department of Neonatology, Kerala Institute of Medical Sciences, Trivandrum, Kerala, India
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Funding None.

Abstract

Umbilical vein catheterization is considered a critical requirement in preterm neonates for the administration of fluids and parenteral nutrition. However, inadvertent migration and malposition are known to cause complications that are often life-threatening. We describe a neonate with parenteral nutrition-associated lipid ascites owing to extravasation from an umbilical vein cannula. Fatality was averted due to prompt recognition and paracentesis that was therapeutic and confirmed the diagnosis as well.



Publication History

Received: 09 September 2020

Accepted: 03 October 2020

Publication Date:
18 December 2020 (online)

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