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Review
. 2004 Jul;176(7):944-52.
doi: 10.1055/s-2004-813258.

[Long-term Central Venous Lines and Their Complications]

[Article in German]
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[Long-term Central Venous Lines and Their Complications]

[Article in German]
U K M Teichgräber et al. Rofo. .

Abstract

The implantation of permanent (> 14 days) central venous catheters is constantly increasing, accelerated by a trend toward outpatient therapies. Subcutaneous tunneled and non-tunneled catheters as well as port systems are available. The interventional radiologist plays an important role in the implantation of central venous catheters as well as in detection and treatment of any complications. Various access ways via peripheral and central veins are described and the implantation techniques for the different systems explained. The use of peel-away sheaths allows the radiologist to implant subcutaneous tunneled catheters via the Seldinger technique without surgical preparation. Procedure-related early and late complications may occur, and the radiologist plays an important role in the surveillance and management of catheter-associated complications. This review demonstrates the different catheter systems and implantation techniques.

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