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Stuck long line syndrome
  1. P M Filan1,
  2. M Woodward2,
  3. P G Ekert3
  1. 1Department of Neonatology, Royal Children’s Hospital, Flemington Road, Parkville, Victoria 3052, Australia; peter.filan@bigpond.com
  2. 2Department of General Surgery, Royal Children’s Hospital
  3. 3Department of Neonatology, Royal Children’s Hospital

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    A 25 weeks gestation male infant, birth weight 918 g, had a percutaneous central venous catheter (PCVC) (Premicath, Vygon) inserted into the left basilic vein on day 6. Necrotising enterocolitis and Staphylococcus epidermidis sepsis complicated the clinical course. On day 36, when full enteral feeds …

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