Femoral placed totally implantable central venous access port

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We present a case of a 70-year-old colorectal adenocarcinoma patient diagnosed with subclavian vein hypoplasia. Her care team decided intraoperatively to implant a port system by the right femoral access” Cherkashin et al (2018).

Abstract:

Totally implanted venous access port (TIVAP) systems provide adequate quality of care and life, especially for oncology patients. Long-term vascular access is very important and easy to perform, but in some clinical situations, if patients have a superior caval system occlusion, femoral insertion may be the only option. We present a case of a 70-year-old colorectal adenocarcinoma patient diagnosed with subclavian vein hypoplasia. Her care team decided intraoperatively to implant a port system by the right femoral access. The patient was included in an active surveillance program with regular follow-ups and has had no complications by the end of 2017. This uncommon surgical approach provided this cancer patient with an opportunity to realize a chemotherapy program with optimal quality of life.

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Cherkashin, M., Berezina, N., Puchkov, D., Suprun, K. and Yablonsky, P. (2018) Femoral Access for Central Venous Port System Implantation. Cureus. 10(3), p.e2327.

doi: 10.7759/cureus.2327.

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