Complicated vascular access port removals: incidence, antecedents and avoidance

@article{Teague2015ComplicatedVA,
  title={Complicated vascular access port removals: incidence, antecedents and avoidance},
  author={Warwick J Teague and Dina Fouad and Fraser Donald Munro and Amanda Jayne McCabe},
  journal={Pediatric Surgery International},
  year={2015},
  volume={31},
  pages={859-864}
}
PurposePort removal is usually a straightforward procedure delegated to trainees. However, some port removals are complicated by central venous catheter (CVC) fragmentation, a challenge for even experienced surgeons. This study aimed to determine the incidence of, and risk factors for, complicated port removal in children.MethodsA single-centre study assessed the outcome of removal for all paediatric ports inserted from 1996 to 2012. Data were recorded detailing patient, insertion, device and… CONTINUE READING
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