UVC tip in right portal vein
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Preterm 30w. SVD. Maternal sepsis. Max FiO2 100% at resus now in CPAP in 27% O2
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ET tube tip at T4.
NG tube tip over stomach.
UVC tip curled into the right portal vein.
Granular change in the chest consistent with RDS. Non-specific bowel gas pattern.
This is another example of where the umbilical venous catheters can end up. This one has taken a turn before the ductus venosus and entered the right portal vein. The line will need to be removed.