Complications associated with the use of Port-a-Caths in patients with malignant or haematological disease: a single-centre prospective analysis.

@article{Heibl2010ComplicationsAW,
  title={Complications associated with the use of Port-a-Caths in patients with malignant or haematological disease: a single-centre prospective analysis.},
  author={Christoph Heibl and Vera Trommet and Sonja Burgstaller and Beate Mayrbaeurl and Christian Baldinger and Renate Koplm{\"u}ller and Thomas Kuehr and Ludwig Wimmer and Jonathan Thaler},
  journal={European journal of cancer care},
  year={2010},
  volume={19 5},
  pages={676-81}
}
Totally implantable central venous catheters are widely used in the management of patients with haematological or malignant disease. This paper investigates device-related complications and compares it with the literature. A total of 143 Port-a-Caths (PaCs) were implanted in 140 patients at a single centre during 2004 and followed until March 2005… CONTINUE READING