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Comparison of saphenous versus jugular veins for central venous access in children with malignancy

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.

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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

Year: 1992

Volume: 27

Issue: 5

Pages: 609-611

Print publication date: 01/05/1992

ISSN (print): 0022-3468

ISSN (electronic): 1531-5037


DOI: 10.1016/0022-3468(92)90459-K

PubMed id: 1625133


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