BMJ Case Reports 2010; doi:10.1136/bcr.02.2010.2740
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Genital oedema associated with femoral central venous access in a premature baby

  1. Heike Rabe
  1. Trevor Mann Baby Unit, Royal Sussex County Hospital, Brighton, UK
  1. Correspondence to Kerstin N Walter,{at}
  • Published 7 September 2010


A female infant was born at 24+4 weeks' gestation weighing 600 g. She had a complicated course and suffered from several septic episodes that repeatedly made removal of indwelling central accesses necessary. She developed necrotising enterocolitis (NEC) at age 35 days and had a laparotomy with formation of an ileostomy. …

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