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Year : 2016  |  Volume : 26  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 40-43
Umbilical venous catheterization gone wrong: Hepatic complications

1 Department of Radiodiagnosis, Chacha Nehru Bal Chikitsalaya Hospital, New Delhi, India
2 Department of Radiodiagnosis, Lady Hardinge Medical College and Associated Hospitals, New Delhi, India
3 Department of Paediatrics, Chacha Nehru Bal Chikitsalaya Hospital, New Delhi, India

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Dr. Poonam Sherwani
Department of Radiodiagnosis, Chacha Nehru Bal Chikitsalaya Hospital, Geeta Colony, New Delhi
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DOI: 10.4103/0971-3026.178287

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Hepatic complications of malposition of umbilical venous catheter (UVC) are uncommon and occur due to extravasation of hypertonic fluids and the blood products in the liver tissue. Various hepatic complications include thrombosis of hepatic vessels, hepatic necrosis, hepatic fluid collections, and hematoma, with the intraparenchymal liver lesions seen along the course of ductus venosus. Radiologists must be aware of these complications and their imaging findings, as the timely recognition and immediate management can prevent the fatal outcome. Here, we present a rare case of intraparenchymal liver lesions associated with malposition of UVC in a preterm baby.

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