Cardiac tamponade due to umbilical venous catheter in the newborn.

Mohamed Abdellatif*, Ashfag Ahmed, Khalfan Alsenaidi

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With more and more extreme premature and very low-birth weight babies being resuscitated, umbilical central venous catheterisation is now being used more frequently in neonatal intensive care. The authors present a case of cardiac tamponade following umbilical venous catheterisation in a neonate, an uncommon, yet potentially fatal complication. The patient was diagnosed at the appropriate time by echocardiography and urgent pericardiocentesis proved lifesaving.

Original languageEnglish
JournalBMJ Case Reports
Publication statusPublished - 2012

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Medicine


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