Treatment of pneumothorax as a complication of long-term central venous port placement in oncology patients. An observational study.

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Background and purpose.In percutaneous placement of central venous catheters an inadvertent, direct lesion of the lung parenchyma can occur. This is a cause of iatrogenic pneumothorax, whose incidence is approximately 1 to 4%, largely dependent on the experience of the operator, the site of venipuncture and proba-bly the technique employed. Initial… (More)

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@article{Biffi2001TreatmentOP, title={Treatment of pneumothorax as a complication of long-term central venous port placement in oncology patients. An observational study.}, author={Roberto Biffi and S. Pozzi and Sabina Cenciarelli and Matilde Zambelli and B. Andreoni}, journal={The journal of vascular access}, year={2001}, volume={2 3}, pages={129-36} }