The insertion of a long-term central venous catheter(CVC) for parenteral nutrition in neonates and small in-fants is problematic. Ideally, a cuffed CVC such as theHickmanâ/Broviacâcatheter is used for this purpose. However, neonatal-sized cuffed CVCs are expensive and not readily available in most institutions What can be an alternative?

Ignacio Oulego-Erroz; Gloria López-Blanco; Roger Benavent-Torres; Sandra Terroba-Seara

Corresponding author. Complejo Asistencial Universitario de León, C/Altos de Nava sn. CP: 24008, León, Spain. E-mail address: (I. OulegoErroz)