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BMJ Case Rep. 2012 Jul 3;2012. pii: bcr0120125608. doi: 10.1136/bcr.01.2012.5608.

Bilateral total parenteral nutrition pleural effusions in a 5-week-old male infant.

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Paediatric Intensive Care Unit, Royal Belfast Hospital for Sick Children, Belfast, UK. cflannigan@doctors.org.uk

Abstract

A 5-week-old male infant was admitted to the paediatric intensive care unit with small bowel obstruction secondary to an inguinal hernia. His postoperative course was complicated by suspected migration of his left internal jugular central venous catheter into branches of the inferior thyroid artery and mediastinum. This resulted in bilateral pleural effusions which were biochemically and visually similar to the total parenteral nutrition he was receiving. After drainage of the pleural effusions he made an uneventful recovery.

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22761198
PMCID:
PMC3391383
DOI:
10.1136/bcr.01.2012.5608
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