Pediatric Radiology

, Volume 4, Issue 4, pp 233–237 | Cite as

Catheter-related complications of total parenteral nutrition in infants

  • J. J. Seibert
  • M. M. Weinstein
  • A. Erenberg


We have reported five complications related to the catheters used for total parenteral nutrition. The only acceptable position for the catheter tip is in the superior vena cava near the junction of the right atrium. Rigid aseptic technique, careful nursing skills and repeated radiographic and clinical examination of the patient can reduce these catheter-related complications.

Key words

Total parenteral nutrition Catheters Newborns 


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© Springer-Verlag 1976

Authors and Affiliations

  • J. J. Seibert
    • 1
  • M. M. Weinstein
    • 1
  • A. Erenberg
    • 1
  1. 1.The University of Iowa Hospitals and ClinicsIowa CityU.S.A.

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