The central vein access port and catheter in outpatient chemotherapy for colorectal cancer: a retrospective study of 101 patients The central vein access port and catheter in outpatient chemotherapy for colorectal cancer : a retrospective study of 101 patients

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Author(s)

    • SAWAYAMA Hiroshi
    • Department of Gastroenterological Surgery, Graduate School of Medical Sciences, Kumamoto University
    • HAYASHI Naoko
    • Department of Gastroenterological Surgery, Graduate School of Medical Sciences, Kumamoto University
    • WATANABE Masayuki
    • Department of Gastroenterological Surgery, Graduate School of Medical Sciences, Kumamoto University
    • TAKAMORI Hiroshi
    • Department of Gastroenterological Surgery, Graduate School of Medical Sciences, Kumamoto University
    • BEPPU Toru
    • Department of Gastroenterological Surgery, Graduate School of Medical Sciences, Kumamoto University
    • BABA Hideo
    • Department of Gastroenterological Surgery, Graduate School of Medical Sciences, Kumamoto University

Abstract

Background: The central venous access port (CV-port) system was examined in a series of colorectal cancer (CRC) patients. Methods: One hundred and one CRC patients underwent chemotherapy with the FOLFOX or FOLFIRI regimen. The complications of the CV-port system were retrospectively assessed. Results: A total of 101 patients had the CV-port system placed. The patients received a total of 1035 courses of these regimens. Eight complications occurred in the 101 patients (7.9%). The complications included three instances of catheter rupture, two thrombotic events around the catheter, and three infections at the site of the port or catheter. The complications were identified after a median of 9 courses (range 6–16) and 135 days after the placement of the CV-port system. Sixty-six of the 101 patients switched their regimen from FOLFOX to another regimen, and 4 of these 66 patients (6.1%) experienced complications associated with the CV-port system. There were 25 subjects who were admitted to the hospital emergency wing during the chemotherapeutic regimens, and 4 of these patients (16%) had complications associated with the CV-port system. Conclusions: The complications of the CV-port system occurred at a defined rate, therefore the early diagnosis and the appropriate treatment to address these complications is crucial.

Journal

  • Surgery Today

    Surgery Today 42(1), 29-34, 2012-01-01

    Springer Japan

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Codes

  • NII Article ID (NAID)
    10030230224
  • NII NACSIS-CAT ID (NCID)
    AA10824685
  • Text Lang
    ENG
  • Article Type
    ART
  • ISSN
    09411291
  • Data Source
    CJP  IR 
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