Editor-in-Chief Ufuk Demirkılıç Frequency Quarterly Abbreviation Turk J Vasc Surg Publisher Turkish National Vascular and Endovascular Surgery Society ISSN 2667-4947 E-ISSN 2667-5080


Turkish Journal of Vascular Surgery 2007 , Vol 16 , Issue 2
NON-COMPLICATED CENTRAL VENOUS PORT CATHETER AMONG 21 YEARS WITHOUT EXAMINATION: CASE REPORT
Suat KUTUN1, Haluk ULUCANLAR1, Aybala AĞAÇ1, Abdullah DEMİR1, Abdullah ÇETİN1
1Dr.Abdurrahman Yurtaslan Onkoloji Eğitim ve Araştırma Hastanesi 1. Cerrahi Kliniği, Ankara Along with the increasing use of central venous catheters have come an increasing number of complications. We reported a case whose port catheter removed after 21 years of placement. On the physical examination of the woman with breast cancer, there was a subcutaneus chest port on the right side of the chest. By the history of the patient, it is learned that the patient underwent surgery for cervix carcinoma in 1986; the port was placed to infuse chemotherapotics after the surgery, and she never came to the hospital since than. Modified radical mastectomy performed. The port catheter removed after 21 years of placement while preparing skin flaps. By the reason of the frequent complications of the port catheters we believe that the early detection of secondary migration, calcification or the other complications is very effective to minimise morbidity and mortality of catheter using. (Turkish J Vasc Sur 2007;16(2):31-34). Keywords : Central venous catheter, complications of central venous catheters, subcutaneus central venous catheters,Venous catheter implantation,vasculary complications