Percutaneous retrieval of a broken umbilical catheter from left atrium in a premature newborn

Cathet Cardiovasc Diagn. 1995 Nov;36(3):265-8. doi: 10.1002/ccd.1810360317.


A 30-week gestational age baby boy weighing 1,117 g born with cesarian section had a broken umbilical vein catheter lodged in the left superior pulmonary vein. We successfully retrieved the foreign body by percutaneous approach using a pigtail catheter and a snare wire under portable fluoroscopy.

Publication types

  • Case Reports

MeSH terms

  • Cardiac Catheterization / methods
  • Catheterization, Peripheral
  • Equipment Failure
  • Foreign-Body Migration / diagnostic imaging
  • Foreign-Body Migration / therapy*
  • Heart Atria*
  • Humans
  • Infant, Newborn
  • Infant, Premature
  • Male
  • Prostheses and Implants*
  • Pulmonary Veins
  • Punctures
  • Radiography, Interventional
  • Umbilical Veins