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Figure 7.50. Autopsy specimen of the aorta with periumbilical artery catheter thrombosis.

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Figure 7.49. Autopsy specimen demonstrating thrombosis involving the aorta, iliac arteries and renal arteries following umbilical artery catheteriza-tion at birth. The infant died at the age of 12 days.

Figure 7.50. Autopsy specimen of the aorta with periumbilical artery catheter thrombosis.

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Figure 7.51. Autopsy specimen of the bladder. Note the engorged hemorrhagic bladder wall which was the result of an umbilical artery catheter perforation.

Figure 7.52. Autopsy specimen of the heart in an infant who developed vegetations as a result of prolonged umbilical venous catheter placement. Note the verrucous vegetations due to staphylococcal endo-carditis.The condition was diagnosed antemortem by echocardiography. In cases of prolonged sepsis in small premature infants, the diagnosis of endocarditis should always be excluded.

Figure 7.52. Autopsy specimen of the heart in an infant who developed vegetations as a result of prolonged umbilical venous catheter placement. Note the verrucous vegetations due to staphylococcal endo-carditis.The condition was diagnosed antemortem by echocardiography. In cases of prolonged sepsis in small premature infants, the diagnosis of endocarditis should always be excluded.

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