Korean Journal of Pediatrics 2006;49(6):686-690.
Published online June 15, 2006.
Umbilical venous line-related pleural and pericardial effusion causing cardiac tamponade in a premature neonate : A case report
Eun Jeong Hong1, Kyung A Lee1, Il-Heon Bae2, Mi-Jung Kim1, Heon-Seok Han1
1Department of Pediatrics, College of Medicine, Chungbuk National University, Cheongju, Korea
2Department of Radiology, College of Medicine, Chungbuk National University, Cheongju, Korea
제대정맥도관으로 인한 흉막삼출 및 심장압전을 동반한 심낭삼출 1례
홍은정1, 이경아1, 배일헌2, 김미정1, 한헌석1
1충북대학교 의과대학 소아과학교실
2충북대학교 의과대학 진단방사선과학교실
Correspondence: 
Mi-Jung Kim, Email: mijung0412@chungbuk.ac.kr
Abstract
Cardiac tamponade with pleural and pericardial effusion is a rare but life-threatening complication of umbilical venous catheterization in the newborn. It requires a timely diagnosis and urgent treatment, such as pericardiocentesis, to save lives of affected patients. Recently, we experienced a 7 day-old, very low birth weight infant, who developed a cardiac tamponade with pleural and pericardial effusions complicated by umbilical venous catheterization. The patient was successfully treated with pleural and pericardial drainages. Here, we report this case with a review of literature, since there has been no such previous case reported in Korea.
Key Words: Umbilical venous catheterization , Cardiac tamponade , Pleural effusion , Pericardial effusion


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