Cephalic vein cutdown for inserting indwelling subclavian vein catheters in gynecologic oncology patients.

Aparna Kamat, Paul Kramer, Andrew P. Soisson

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Abstract

To decide on an alternate procedure for placement of central vein catheters other than percutaneous access of the subclavian vein, we conducted a study of 46 women who underwent placement of a central venous catheter utilizing the cephalic vein procedure at Ruby Memorial Hospital at West Virginia University in Morgantown. Of these patients, 96% had a successful placement of a catheter into the subclavian vein following dissection of the cephalic vein within the deltopectoral groove. There were no cases of pneumothorax or injury to the great vessels during the surgical procedure, which is a significant advantage for women who often have significant pleural effusions.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)15-17
Number of pages3
JournalThe West Virginia medical journal
Volume98
Issue number1
StatePublished - 2002

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Medicine(all)

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