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Year : 2020  |  Volume : 9  |  Issue : 3  |  Page : 211-213

Entrapment of peripherally inserted central catheter due to fibrin sheath required surgical removal

1 Department of Neonatal Intensive Care Unit, Nice Children Hospital, Bhavnagar, Gujarat, India
2 Department of Neonatology, Nice Children Hospital, Bhavnagar, Gujarat, India

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Dr. Prakash C Vaghela
Nice Children Hospital, 1st Floor, Sammep Comlex, Opp. Kalubha, Bhavnagar, Gujarat
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DOI: 10.4103/jcn.JCN_100_19

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Entrapment of the percutaneous inserted central catheter (PICC) is a rare complication in NICU, but when it occurs, it becomes very stressful for neonatologist and the health-care provider team. Peripherally inserted central catheters are simple procedures if done by experienced and skillful hand in the level 3 NICU for long-term TPN. We reported a challenging complication in a premature neonate with entrapment of the PICC line due to fibrin sheath and surgical removal of the same. In our situation, if we had not been successful in the removal of the catheter, the patient would have faced transfer to the higher center supported by cardiovascular surgeons.

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