Simplified technique for placement of implantable vascular devices

D. Franceschi, C. Farrell

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A simplified technique for insertion of an implantable vascular device is described. Use of a percutaneous technique with adherence to the steps described with reference to the site of the venipuncture, use of sterile lubricant while introducing the sheathed tapered dilator and Silastic catheter, reaction of the subcutaneous pocket after adequate catheter placement and routine use of fluoroscopy helped to avoid technical intraoperative complications, as well as reduce postoperative morbidity.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)276-279
Number of pages4
JournalSurgery Gynecology and Obstetrics
Issue number3
StatePublished - Jan 1 1987
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery
  • Obstetrics and Gynecology


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