A novel technique for difficult removal of a neonatal PICC


Intravenous literature: Sharpe, E.L. and Roig, J.C. (2012) A novel technique for difficult removal of a neonatal peripherally inserted central catheter (PICC). Journal of Perinatology.32, p.70-71.


Peripherally inserted central catheters have become commonplace in the neonatal intensive care unit for long-term hyperalimentation and medication administration. Removal of the catheter at the conclusion of therapy is routinely relatively easy. We describe a case of a retained catheter that was unresponsive to typical noninvasive interventions and was subsequently removed using a unique non-surgical approach.

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