Catéter umbilical

Es una sonda plástica larga y suave (generalmente hecha de silicona) que se coloca en el cordón umbilical, ya sea a través de la arteria o de la vena umbilical, con el fin de permitir la administración de líquidos y medicamentos por vía intravenosa, durante un período de tiempo prolongado.

Catéter umbilical

Revision

Last reviewed 6/12/2012 by David Zieve, MD, MHA, Medical Director, A.D.A.M. Health Solutions, Ebix, Inc. Neil K. Kaneshiro, MD, MHA, Clinical Assistant Professor of Pediatrics, University of Washington School of Medicine.

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