Totally implantable ports connected to valved catheters for chemotherapy: experience from 350 Groshong devices.

@article{Nishinari2010TotallyIP,
  title={Totally implantable ports connected to valved catheters for chemotherapy: experience from 350 Groshong devices.},
  author={Kenji Nishinari and Nelson Wolosker and Christiano Vinicius Bernardi and Guilherme Yazbek},
  journal={The journal of vascular access},
  year={2010},
  volume={11 1},
  pages={17-22}
}
PURPOSE There are few studies regarding the use of totally implantable valved ports for chemotherapy. The objective of this study was to analyze the results obtained from consecutive implantation of 350 devices. METHODS Adult patients submitted to port insertion in veins of the superior vena cava system over a 17-month period (July 2006 to December 2007) were considered. The device used was composed of a titanium and silicone rubber port (Dome Port; Bard Inc, Salt Lake City, UT) connected to… CONTINUE READING
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