Venous Port Catheter Implantation: An experience of 130 Cases in General Surgery

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ZİHNİ İ. , Karakose O., Caglar K., Pulat H., Duran A., Eken H.

GAZI MEDICAL JOURNAL, vol.28, no.2, pp.76-78, 2017 (Journal Indexed in ESCI) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 28 Issue: 2
  • Publication Date: 2017
  • Doi Number: 10.12996/gmj.2017.23
  • Title of Journal : GAZI MEDICAL JOURNAL
  • Page Numbers: pp.76-78


Objective: Totally placed venous catheters for long-term chemotherapy, total parenteral nutrition and fluid replacement in oncologic patients improve quality of life. However, despite their usefulness, serious complications such as thrombosis, infection, perforation, pneumothorax, rupture, displacement and fistulization may occur in the placement and management of these catheters. The aim of our retrospective study was to share our clinical experience with the readers and to evaluate the early and late complications in the light of the literature.