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Figure 7.37. Anteroposterior and lateral radiographic views of a "free," broken umbilical artery catheter lying in the abdominal and thoracic aorta. The catheter broke at the insertion site during planned removal. The remaining catheter had to be surgically removed.

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Figure 7.38. Histologic view showing on the left the umbilical artery and on the right the juxtaposed "false" catheter passage. The possibility of creating a false passage should always be considered when there is difficulty with placement of an umbilical catheter.

Figure 7.38. Histologic view showing on the left the umbilical artery and on the right the juxtaposed "false" catheter passage. The possibility of creating a false passage should always be considered when there is difficulty with placement of an umbilical catheter.

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