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A patient with extensive pulmonary involvement by disseminated adenocarcinoma is presented. Response to chemotherapy resulted in the direct rupture of necrotic tumour tissue into the pleural cavity leading to a pneumothorax. The condition failed to improve with chest drainage and suction, necessitating surgical intervention. The development of the(More)
BACKGROUND Totally implantable venous access devices (TIVADs) or peripherally inserted central venous catheters (PICCs) are commonly used in the care of patients with cystic fibrosis (CF), but they are associated with various complications, including thrombosis, infection, and insertion site symptoms. METHODS We conducted a retrospective review of PICC(More)
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