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Recovery of intralipid from lumbar puncture after migration of saphenous vein catheter.
  1. F Odaibo,
  2. C A Fajardo,
  3. C Cronin
  1. Department of Paediatrics, University of Manitoba, Winnipeg, Canada.


    A term female infant was admitted to the intensive care unit with the diagnosis of tetralogy of Fallot with critical pulmonary stenosis. On the seventh day of life a long saphenous line was inserted that remained without complications until seven days later when the infant appeared septic. A lumbar puncture demonstrated the presence of intra-lipid in the cerebrospinal fluid that we interpreted as due to migration of the saphenous catheter. The child had an uneventful recovery.

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