Subdural total parenteral nutrition collection: A complication of a peripheral scalp intravenous catheter in a neonate

A.Z. Kohn∗, D.A. Bloom, J.D. Wilson and S. Krishnamurthy | JNPM 2012;

Abstract. The inability to feed premature infants can require prolonged intravenous (IV) access, often via a peripheral scalp vein. We report a case of a subdural fluid collection and brain injury following scalp IV placement. To our knowledge, this is the first report of such a complication in a neonate.

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Dr. Amitai Zion Kohn, Division of Neonatology, Beaumont Children’s Hospital, 3601 W.13 Mile Road, Royal Oak, MI 48073 6769, USA. Tel.: +1 248 898 0633; Fax: +1 248 898 3393; E-mail: