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The intercostal vein: an alternate route for central venous alimentation.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  6420537     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
During the course of parenteral nutrition in infants, access to the central venous system may become limited due to thrombotic occlusion of the superior and inferior caval venous systems. When this problem arises, central venous access via the intercostal vein into the azygos system can provide a safe, relatively easy solution. A new technique utilizing this approach has been developed at our institution using silicone elastomer tubing joined with a Broviac catheter for long-term use. Thus far, six catheters have successfully been inserted with a mean duration of 52 days; one catheter was in place for as long as 110 days.
Authors:
B M Newman; D R Cooney; M P Karp; T C Jewett
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of pediatric surgery     Volume:  18     ISSN:  0022-3468     ISO Abbreviation:  J. Pediatr. Surg.     Publication Date:  1983 Dec 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1984-03-16     Completed Date:  1984-03-16     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0052631     Medline TA:  J Pediatr Surg     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  732-3     Citation Subset:  IM    
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MeSH Terms
Descriptor/Qualifier:
Azygos Vein
Catheterization / instrumentation
Humans
Infant
Parenteral Nutrition / methods*
Parenteral Nutrition, Total / methods*
Ribs / blood supply
Veins*

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