Chronic venous access in patients with cancer. Selective use of the saphenous vein.

@article{Treiman1993ChronicVA,
  title={Chronic venous access in patients with cancer. Selective use of the saphenous vein.},
  author={G S Treiman and Howard Silberman},
  journal={Cancer},
  year={1993},
  volume={72 3},
  pages={760-5}
}
BACKGROUND Dependable chronic venous access is an important aspect of supportive care for patients requiring chemotherapy or other long-term therapy because it enables such patients to be treated on an outpatient basis. METHODS The authors studied 56 patients with cancer requiring chronic venous access who had an infusion catheter placed into the inferior vena cava (IVC) through open saphenous venotomy, most commonly because superior vena cava (SVC) occlusion, severe chest wall infection, or… CONTINUE READING