ISSN : 1301-5680
e-ISSN : 2149-8156
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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