ISSN : 1301-5680
e-ISSN : 2149-8156
TURKISH JOURNAL OF
THORACIC AND
CARDIOVASCULAR SURGERY
Turkish Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery     
Our experiences with chemotherapy port catheter
Ahmet Aksoy, Levent Mavioğlu
Evliya Çelebi Devlet Hastanesi, Kalp ve Damar Cerrahisi Kliniği, Kütahya
DOI : 10.5606/tgkdc.dergisi.2012.011
Background: This study aims to evaluate our port catheter procedures in patients who were going to receive chemotherapy.

Methods: Patients (48 females, 32 males; mean age 49.5 years; range 33 to 75 years) who received chemotherapy port catheters at the Cardiovascular Surgery Department of Evliya Çelebi State Hospital between July 2007 and July 2008 were investigated.

Results: The chemotherapy port catheters were implanted due to breast cancer (n=4; 5%), lung cancer (n=11; 13.7%), stomach cancer (n=4; 5%) and bowel cancer (n=41; 51.2%). The mean normal healing time was 8.9 days.

Conclusion: Chemotherapy port catheter implantation provides a comfortable treatment option for the patients receiving chemotherapy and despite the complications that may develop, it should be the method of choice.

Keywords : Chemotherapy port catheter; complications; Internal jugular vein
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