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Staphylococcus epidermidis and retention of neonatal percutaneous central venous catheters.
  1. G Gladman,
  2. S Sinha,
  3. D G Sims,
  4. M L Chiswick
  1. North Western Regional Perinatal Centre, St Marys Hospital, Manchester.


    The percutaneous insertion of central venous catheters has become an established practice on many neonatal units. We describe four low birthweight babies, whose catheters became tethered in the vein, and discuss the management of this unusual complication.

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