Implantable subcutaneous venous catheters

Arch Dis Child. 1986 Oct;61(10):1037-8. doi: 10.1136/adc.61.10.1037.


Twelve totally implantable subcutaneous central venous catheter systems were used in paediatric oncology patients. Complications were few--namely, blockage and four infective episodes, all of which were successfully treated. Infective rate was 0.189 episodes per 100 days' use, which is substantially lower than that reported with other central venous catheters.

MeSH terms

  • Antineoplastic Agents / administration & dosage
  • Catheters, Indwelling* / adverse effects
  • Child
  • Humans
  • Neoplasms / drug therapy*


  • Antineoplastic Agents