Case report: total parenteral nutrition extravasation associated with spinal cord compression and necrosis.

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Journal Article

A preterm infant, whose course was complicated by sepsis, necrotizing enterocolitis with jejunal perforation, intraventricular hemorrhage and cerebellar hemorrhage, suffered permanent and total paralysis below the neck from extravasation of parenteral nutrition fluids through a femoral venous catheter. MRI imaging revealed extravasation of fluid into the paraspinus musculature with extension into the spinal canal. This fluid was identified as hyperalimentation and intralipid. Postmortem examination found evidence of necrosis of the spinal cord as well as perforation of the right iliac vein.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Knobel, RB; Meetze, W; Cummings, J

Published Date

  • January 2001

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 21 / 1

Start / End Page

  • 68 - 71

PubMed ID

  • 11268871

Pubmed Central ID

  • 11268871

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 1476-5543

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0743-8346

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1038/sj.jp.7200473

Language

  • eng