Catheter fracture of intravenous ports and its management

Ching Yang Wu, Jui Ying Fu, Po Hao Feng, Tsung Chi Kao, Sheng Yueh Yu, Hao Jui Li, Po Jen Ko, Hung Chang Hsieh

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Background Intravenous ports are widely used for oncology patients. However, catheter fractures may lead to the need for re-intervention. We aimed to identify the risk factors associated with catheter fractures. Methods Between January 1 and December 31, 2006, we retrospectively reviewed the clinical data and plain chest films of 1,505 patients implanted with an intravenous port at Chang Gung Memorial Hospital. Different vascular sites were compared using the chi-square or Fisher's exact test for categorical variables, and the t test was used for continuous variables with normal distribution; P

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)2403-2410
Number of pages8
JournalWorld Journal of Surgery
Issue number11
Publication statusPublished - Nov 2011
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery


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