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Lookup NU author(s): Alan Rich,
Professor Andrew Pearson,
Emeritus Professor Alan Craft,
Dr Jennifer Kernahan
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A retrospective analysis was carried out to compare the performance and complications of central catheters inserted into either the saphenous (27) or jugular (52) veins. The saphenous route may be preferred in certain circumstances including extensive mediastinal pathology, prior neck surgery, previous catheter(s), and cosmetic reasons. There was no difference in complications (local or systemic catheter-related infections, catheter occlusions, or venous thrombosis). The incidence of catheter removal due to complications was also not different between sites. Hence, the saphenous route can provide an additional portal of vascular access in selected patients.
Author(s): Kohli-Kumar, M., Rich, A. J., Pearson, A. D. J., Craft, A. W., Kernahan, J.
Publication type: Article
Publication status: Published
Journal: Journal of Pediatric Surgery
Print publication date: 01/05/1992
ISSN (print): 0022-3468
ISSN (electronic): 1531-5037
PubMed id: 1625133
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