Totally implanted system for intravenous chemotherapy in patients with cancer.

@article{Gyves1982TotallyIS,
  title={Totally implanted system for intravenous chemotherapy in patients with cancer.},
  author={John W. Gyves and William D. Ensminger and John E. Niederhuber and Marcia K. Liepman and Emanuele Cozzi and Kim Doan and Shaker R. Dakhil and Richard Wheeler},
  journal={The American journal of medicine},
  year={1982},
  volume={73 6},
  pages={841-5}
}
A totally implanted system for improved central venous access has been investigated in 20 patients with cancer (six with solid tumors, four with leukemia, and 10 with lymphomas) who were treated with aggressive chemotherapy regimens and who lacked peripheral venous sites. The system is implanted using local anesthesia and consists of a subcutaneous injection port connected to a Silastic catheter threaded through the subclavian vein into the superior vena cava. Injections and continuous… CONTINUE READING