Published in Medical Devices and Surgical Technology Week, October 31st, 2004
"Totally implantable devices are increasingly being utilized for chemotherapy treatment of oncological patients," scientists in Brazil explained. "When it is impossible to implant the reservoir on the anterior wall of the thorax, or when there is an obstruction of the superior vena cava system, alternative access routes must be sought."
"Of these, the femoral vein is the most utilized," noted N. Wolosker and colleagues at the A.C. Camargo Cancer Hospital in Buenos Aires. However, "few studies have been performed to analyze the results...
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