Neonatal Total Parenteral Nutrition Ascites Secondary to Umbilical Venous Catheterisation

JYH Hui, KKL Lo, J Lo, MLM Chan, JCS Chan

Hong Kong J Radiol 2001;4:288-90

Two cases of hepatic perforation with total parenteral nutrition ascites and hepatic calcification, are reported. Hepatic perforation is a rare complication of umbilical venous catheterisation, resulting in intraperitoneal extravasation of the total parenteral nutrition fluid.