Percutaneous subclavian catheterization for prolonged systemic chemotherapy.

Recent experience with 108 Broviac catheters was reviewed. Sixty-eight were percutaneously placed in the subclavian veins of adults receiving systemic chemotherapy. For subclavian catheters perioperative and late complications were unusual. There was no pneumothorax or serious bleeding associated with insertion, even in severely thrombocytopenic patients… CONTINUE READING