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Skin Ulceration in a Preterm Infant: A Warning Sign of a Percutaneous Long Line Complication

Simonetta Costa, MD; Maria Pia De Carolis, MD; Francesca Paola Fusco, MD; Immacolata Savarese, MD; Mikael Ghennet Tesfagabir, MD; Costantino Romagnoli, MD
Arch Dermatol. 2011;147(4):512-514. doi:10.1001/archdermatol.2011.73.
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Figure 1.

Ulcerated lesion of the skin on the left laterocervical region oozing parenteral nutrition fluid.

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Figure 2.

Radiograph showing a percutaneous long line inserted through a left preauricular vein and the tip migrated into the jugular vein (arrow).

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