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April 2011

Skin Ulceration in a Preterm Infant: A Warning Sign of a Percutaneous Long Line Complication

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Arch Dermatol. 2011;147(4):512-514. doi:10.1001/archdermatol.2011.73

Our patient was a preterm female infant, born at 26 weeks’ 4 days' gestation (birth weight, 930 g). At age 45 days, when she had reached a weight of 2300 g, she began parenteral nutrition (PN) via a silicone catheter (Epicutaneo-Cava Catheter 2F/24G; Vygon, Aachen, Germany) inserted through a left preauricular vein, using the percutaneous technique of Shaw.1 The tip of the percutaneous long line (PLL) was radiologically localized in the superior vena cava.

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