Use of totally implantable central venous access port via the basilic vein in patients with thoracic malignancies

@article{Sonobe2008UseOT,
  title={Use of totally implantable central venous access port via the basilic vein in patients with thoracic malignancies},
  author={Makoto Sonobe and Fengshi Chen and Takuji Fujinaga and Kiyoshi Sato and Tsuyoshi Shoji and Hiroaki Sakai and Ryo Miyahara and Toru Bando and Kenichi Okubo and Toshiki Hirata and Hiroshi Date},
  journal={International Journal of Clinical Oncology},
  year={2008},
  volume={14},
  pages={208-212}
}
For patients with a thoracic malignancy whose peripheral veins are not suitable for blood access for chemotherapy, we evaluated a totally implantable central venous access port, in which the port is implanted in the ulnar side of the arm and the catheter is introduced via the basilic vein into the superior vena cava (TIAP-BV). Twenty-five patients (21 with lung cancer, 2 with malignant pleural mesothelioma, and 2 with thymoma) receiving TIAP-BV were included. Indications, surgical complications… CONTINUE READING

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