Pseudoaneurysm formation after umbilical arterial catheterization: An uncommon but potentially life-threatening complication

M. J. So, D. Kobayashi, E. Anthony, J. Singh

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Abstract

Relatively straightforward placement of an umbilical arterial catheter can be complicated by psuedoaneurysm formation in the presence of a coagulopathy. We describe a case of a neonate, where bedside ultrasound had a key role in the timely diagnosis of this complication and prevented a potentially fatal outcome. Pertinent imaging findings are described with a brief literature review.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)147-149
Number of pages3
JournalJournal of Perinatology
Volume32
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - Feb 2012
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • abdominal ultrasound
  • coagulopathy
  • hemoperitoneum
  • pseudoaneurysm
  • umbilical arterial catheterization

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