Principles of subcutaneous port placement.

  title={Principles of subcutaneous port placement.},
  author={Shaun J Gonda and Ruizong Li},
  journal={Techniques in vascular and interventional radiology},
  volume={14 4},
The introduction of totally implantable subcutaneous devices in the early 1980s provided patients with secure, reliable venous access and also gave them the ability to move more freely and have a more normal lifestyle with these devices in place. The most common totally implantable device used today is the subcutaneous port. These ports consist of an injection port connected to a catheter. Ports provide a number of advantages compared with other venous catheters; the most important is the… CONTINUE READING