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Ultrasound-guided port-a-cath positioning with the new one-shoot technique: thoracic complications

  • Autori: Cajozzo, M.; Palumbo, V.; Mannino, V.; Geraci, G.; Lo Monte, A.; Caronia, F.; Fatica, F.; Romano, G.; Puzhlyakov, V.; D'Anna, R.; Cocchiara, G.
  • Anno di pubblicazione: 2018
  • Tipologia: Articolo in rivista (Articolo in rivista)
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Port-a-cath catheterization is often required for those patients who need long-term therapies (malnutrition, neoplasm, renal failure, other severe diseases). The use of ports for a wide range of indications is not exempt from complications. Ultrasound-guided central venous catheterization (CVC) is a safe and fast technique for the introduction of the catheter inside a central vein. This retrospective study reports our experience with US-guided CVC in patient eligible for port-a-cath implantation.