Peroneal nerve palsy: a complication of umbilical artery catheterization in the full-term newborn of a mother with diabetes.

@article{Giannakopoulou2002PeronealNP,
  title={Peroneal nerve palsy: a complication of umbilical artery catheterization in the full-term newborn of a mother with diabetes.},
  author={Christina A. Giannakopoulou and Eftichia V. Korakaki and Eleftheria G. Hatzidaki and Antonia E. Manoura and Agisilaos C Aligizakis and Emmanuel Velivasakis},
  journal={Pediatrics},
  year={2002},
  volume={109 4},
  pages={e66}
}
Umbilical artery catheters are an essential aid in the treatment of newborn infants who have cardiopulmonary disease. However, it is well-known that umbilical artery catheterization is associated with complications. The most frequent visible problem in an umbilical line is blanching or cyanosis of part or all of a distal extremity or the buttock area resulting from either vasospasm or a thrombotic or embolic incidence. Ischemic necrosis of the gluteal region is a rare complication of umbilical… CONTINUE READING

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