Effect of Umbilical Artery Catheters on Oxygen Supply to Extremities
Umbilical artery catheters are routinely used in patient management. Reported complications of this procedure include thrombosis, infection, vessel perforation, extremity blanching, and visceral necrosis (1,2). A catheter placed in an artery produces a partial acute mechanical obstruction equivalent to coarctation of the aorta.
KeywordsUmbilical Artery Aortic Bifurcation Vessel Perforation Limb Blood Flow Umbilical Vessel
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