Silicone-rubber catheter fracture and embolization in a very low birth weight infant.

@article{Ochikubo1996SiliconerubberCF,
  title={Silicone-rubber catheter fracture and embolization in a very low birth weight infant.},
  author={Clark G Ochikubo and Lori A O'Brien and M S Kanakriyeh and Feizal Waffarn},
  journal={Journal of perinatology : official journal of the California Perinatal Association},
  year={1996},
  volume={16 1},
  pages={50-2}
}
A 28-week preterm infant had a percutaneous silicone-rubber central venous catheter placed for parenteral nutritional support. The catheter was later found to have fractured, and a 5.5 cm piece of catheter was lodged in the patient's right atrium. It was retrieved percutaneously by fluoroscopically guided cardiac catheterization without complications… CONTINUE READING