A comparison of Hickman line- and Port-a-Cath-associated complications in patients with solid tumours undergoing chemotherapy.

@article{Ng2007ACO,
  title={A comparison of Hickman line- and Port-a-Cath-associated complications in patients with solid tumours undergoing chemotherapy.},
  author={F Ng and Heleni Mastoroudes and E Paul and Niel Davies and Jonathan Tibballs and Daniel Hochhauser and Allese Mayer and Richard Henry John Begent and Thomas Meyer},
  journal={Clinical oncology (Royal College of Radiologists (Great Britain))},
  year={2007},
  volume={19 7},
  pages={551-6}
}
AIMS To compare the complication rates of Hickman lines and Port-a-Caths in patients undergoing infusional chemotherapy for solid tumours. MATERIALS AND METHODS A single institution retrospective analysis comparing complication rates for 30 Hickman lines and 33 Port-a-Caths inserted for chemotherapy in adults with solid tumours was carried out. RESULTS Patients were well matched in terms of primary site and chemotherapy regimen. In both cases, over 85% were inserted radiologically under… CONTINUE READING