Successful percutaneous removal of broken umbilical vein catheter in a very low-birth-weight preterm infant


Demirel A. , Guven G., Okan F., Saygili A.

TURK KARDIYOLOJI DERNEGI ARSIVI-ARCHIVES OF THE TURKISH SOCIETY OF CARDIOLOGY, cilt.44, ss.700-702, 2016 (ESCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi)

  • Cilt numarası: 44 Konu: 8
  • Basım Tarihi: 2016
  • Doi Numarası: 10.5543/tkda.2016.49376
  • Dergi Adı: TURK KARDIYOLOJI DERNEGI ARSIVI-ARCHIVES OF THE TURKISH SOCIETY OF CARDIOLOGY
  • Sayfa Sayısı: ss.700-702

Özet

A 28-week-old preterm infant with a birth weight of 1250 g had a broken segment of umbilical vein catheter (UVC) lodged in the right atrium. It was observed that a 7-cm fragment of catheter had migrated to the right atrium through the inferior vena cava. The catheter was successfully retrieved by fluoroscopically guided percutaneous cardiac catheterization, using a cobra catheter and snare wire, without complication. Fracture and embolization of UVC is a rare but serious complication. Presently described was a case of fractured and embolized UVC in a very low-birthweight preterm infant, and its successful retrieval via percutaneous endovascular approach.