Successful use of topical nitroglycerine in ischaemia associated with umbilical arterial line in a neonate

J Perinatol. 2001 Dec;21(8):556-8. doi: 10.1038/


Ischaemic changes associated with umbilical arterial cannulation is an important cause of neonatal morbidity in the NICU. We report successful use of topical nitroglycerine in an infant with ischaemic changes over the right buttock following insertion of an umbilical arterial catheter.

Publication types

  • Case Reports

MeSH terms

  • Buttocks / blood supply
  • Catheterization, Peripheral*
  • Humans
  • Infant, Newborn
  • Ischemia / drug therapy*
  • Ischemia / etiology*
  • Male
  • Nitroglycerin / therapeutic use*
  • Umbilical Arteries*
  • Vasodilator Agents / therapeutic use*


  • Vasodilator Agents
  • Nitroglycerin