Long-term central venous access devices in oncology

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Bács-Kiskun Megyei Kórház, SZTE ÁOK Oktató Kórháza, Onkoradiológiai Központ

Long-term central venous access devices are essential in the management of oncology patients, as they minimize the discomfort caused by frequent venipuncture and cannulation. Indications of application of central venous accesses, possibilities of implantations, immediate and long term complications, they prevention and obviation has been reported based on guidelines and relevant publications. Long term implantable central venous accesses handled by well-trained and exercised team, working with principles of maintenance, these manipulations are effective and safe, therefore suitable in oncological practice.

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