Robbins, A.B. and Patel, H. (2008) Transvascular retrieval of a catheter remnant from the peripheral vein of a preterm neonate. The Journal of Vascular Access. 9(4) p.299-300.
We report the first case of transvenous removal of a peripheral inserted central catheter (PICC) fragment embolized to a peripheral vein in a 32-week gestational age 1450 g infant. The technical aspect of this alternative method to surgery is discussed.