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 TECHNICAL INNOVATION
Year : 2016  |  Volume : 21  |  Issue : 4  |  Page : 202-204

Hickman to central venous catheter: A case of difficult venous access in a child suffering from acute lymphoblastic leukemia


Tata Medical Center, Kolkata, West Bengal, India

Correspondence Address:
Arunangshu Chakraborty
79, Trikone Park, North Balia, P.O. Garia, Kolkata - 700 084, West Bengal
India
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DOI: 10.4103/0971-9261.186558

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Chemotherapy in children suffering from cancer usually requires placement of an indwelling central venous catheter (CVC). A child may need to undergo repeated procedures because of infection and occlusion of previous access devices. We present a case of CVC insertion in a child suffering from acute lymphoblastic leukemia where an innovative technique was employed.






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