Alternative insertion sites for permanent central venous access devices.

  title={Alternative insertion sites for permanent central venous access devices.},
  author={Francesco Antonio d'Angelo and Giovanni Ramacciato and Paolo Aurello and Salvatore Di Lauro and Alessandra Caramitti and Maurizio Lalle and Matilde Magr{\`i}},
  journal={European journal of surgical oncology : the journal of the European Society of Surgical Oncology and the British Association of Surgical Oncology},
  volume={23 6},
Permanent central venous access devices (PCVAD) are used widely in the management of chronically ill patients, particularly in neoplastic diseases. The standard approach consists of positioning the catheter in the superior vena cava (SVC) either using subclavian or internal jugular vein puncture, or cephalic or external jugular vein cut-down, with the port implanted in a subcutaneous pouch of the thoracic region. Alternative insertion sites could be used in selected cases. In our experience… CONTINUE READING


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