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Image: Identifying Malposition of Umbilical Venous Catheter Using Lateral Film

Archana Bottu, Lakeya O Neal, Shabih Manzar

Keywords : Congenital vascular malformation, Erroneous catheter insertion, Intrahepatic portosystemic shunts, Lateral film, Malposition, Newborn, Umbilical venous catheter

Citation Information : Bottu A, O Neal L, Manzar S. Image: Identifying Malposition of Umbilical Venous Catheter Using Lateral Film. 2023; 2 (4):314-315.

DOI: 10.5005/jp-journals-11002-0079

License: CC BY-NC 4.0

Published Online: 05-01-2024

Copyright Statement:  Copyright © 2023; The Author(s).


The umbilical venous catheters (UVC) are frequently used in premature infants for intravenous access in the early postnatal period. The position of these catheters is typically verified by thoraco-abdominal radiographs, usually in the anterior-posterior view. In this case, we highlight the importance of obtaining a lateral image when a malposition is suspected.

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