Hemidiaphragmatic paralysis as a complication of central venous catheterization in a neonate.

J. H. Williams, J. E. Hunter, W. P. Kanto, Jatinder J Bhatia

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Abstract

Central venous catheter placement has become commonplace in the care of the premature infant because of the need for long-term venous access. Although generally considered safe, there have been numerous reports of complications from the use of these catheters. We report the case of an infant in whom right hemidiaphragmatic paralysis developed after extravasation of fluid from a central venous catheter. The case emphasizes the need for continued vigilance of central venous catheter location and function.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)386-388
Number of pages3
JournalJournal of perinatology : official journal of the California Perinatal Association
Volume15
Issue number5
StatePublished - Sep 1 1995

ASJC Scopus subject areas

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

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