Snare technique for the placement of a peripherally inserted central catheter in the neonatal and pediatric patient.

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PURPOSE The placement of a peripherally inserted central catheter (PICC) for neonatal or pediatric patients may at times be technically challenging. We describe an alternate method of placing a PICC in neonatal and pediatric patients with difficult venous access. METHODS An Amplatz gooseneck snare is advanced from the femoral vein to the basilic vein, as… (More)

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