Double catheter technique for misdirected umbilical vein catheter

J Pediatr. 2001 Oct;139(4):591-2. doi: 10.1067/mpd.2001.117073.


We studied the success rate of the double catheter technique during umbilical vein catheter placement in 42 patients with a misdirected umbilical vein catheter. The misdirected catheter was left in place, and an additional catheter was inserted. X-ray films confirmed that successful placement was achieved in 50% of infants without significant adverse effects.

Publication types

  • Clinical Trial

MeSH terms

  • Catheterization, Peripheral / methods*
  • Exchange Transfusion, Whole Blood
  • Humans
  • Infant, Newborn
  • Radiography
  • Reoperation / methods
  • Respiratory Insufficiency / therapy*
  • Umbilical Veins / diagnostic imaging
  • Umbilical Veins / surgery*