Extravasation of Parenteral Alimentation Fluid Into the Renal Pelvis--A Complication of Central Venous Catheter in a Neonate

J Perinatol. Oct-Nov 2001;21(7):465-6. doi: 10.1038/sj.jp.7210554.


Many complications of central venous catheters, which include perforation of the vessel walls and extravasation of the infusate into pericardial, pleural, and peritoneal cavities, have been reported. We report an infant with a central venous catheter in inferior vena cava who experienced extravasation of parenteral alimentation fluid into the right renal pelvis secondary to perforation of the renal vein. To our knowledge, this rare complication has not been reported earlier.

Publication types

  • Case Reports

MeSH terms

  • Catheterization, Central Venous / adverse effects*
  • Catheters, Indwelling / adverse effects*
  • Extravasation of Diagnostic and Therapeutic Materials / etiology*
  • Female
  • Humans
  • Infant, Newborn
  • Parenteral Nutrition*
  • Pelvis / injuries*
  • Renal Veins / injuries*