Pericardial effusion associated with an appropriately placed umbilical venous catheter

  title={Pericardial effusion associated with an appropriately placed umbilical venous catheter},
  author={Arvind Sehgal and Valerie J. Cook and Marvin Dunn},
  journal={Journal of Perinatology},
Central venous catheterization is widely used in neonatal intensive care units to support tiny preterm babies. Pericardial effusion (PCE) and cardiac tamponade are uncommon but potentially fatal complications of percutaneous, umbilical and surgically placed central venous catheters related to intracardiac position or migration. This report describes a case of PCE arising from fluid infused via umbilical venous catheter. The case study highlights two important aspects: one, occurrence of PCE in… CONTINUE READING


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