A comparison between distal and proximal port device insertion in head and neck cancer.

@article{Marcy2008ACB,
  title={A comparison between distal and proximal port device insertion in head and neck cancer.},
  author={P Y Marcy and Emmanuel Chamorey and Nicolas Amoretti and Karen B{\'e}n{\'e}zery and Ren{\'e} Jean Bensadoun and Alexandre Bozec and Gilles Poissonnet and Olivier Dassonville and Marion Rame and Antoine Italiano and Fr{\'e}d{\'e}ric Peyrade and Fr{\'e}d{\'e}rique Brenac and Jennifer Gallard},
  journal={European journal of surgical oncology : the journal of the European Society of Surgical Oncology and the British Association of Surgical Oncology},
  year={2008},
  volume={34 11},
  pages={1262-9}
}
AIM To compare technical feasibility and complications of radiologically arm port device implantation using arm venography exclusively (API-Group B) with chest port placement using cephalic vein cutdown (CVC-Group A), in advanced consecutive head and neck cancer patients (HNP). METHODS Port device placement was attempted in 225 consecutive HNP. Decision for inclusion in Group A or B was made first by the availability of the surgeon/radiologist to perform the procedure, second by… CONTINUE READING