What Causes Central Venous Stenosis?

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CVL - infants; Central catheter - infants - surgically placed


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A cental venous line (CVL) is a long, soft plastic tube, called a catheter, that is placed into a large vein in the chest.

WHY IS A CVL USED?

The main reason for a CVL is to deliver nutrients to a baby for a long period of time. It is most often used when attempts to place a percutaneous inserted central catheter (PICC) have failed.

Infants most likely to need a CVL include those with...

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