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Positioning of umbilical arterial catheters with ultrasound.
  1. A K Garg,
  2. A B Houston,
  3. J M Laing,
  4. J R MacKenzie


    Fifty six infants were studied by ultrasound, 22 during the placement of the umbilical artery catheter. The descending aorta, bifurcation, common iliac arteries, and the intra-arterial catheter could be clearly seen. We recommend that the catheter tip be placed 5-10 mm above the aortic bifurcation thus avoiding the major branches of descending aorta.

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