A modified technique for insertion of intraperitoneal port for chemotherapy JOURNAL OF SURGICAL ONCOLOGY Liou, W. S., Teng, N. N., Chan, J. K. 2005; 90 (4): 247-248


The clinical and pharmacological rationale of using intraperitoneal (IP) chemotherapy has been demonstrated in randomized clinical trials. However, IP chemotherapy is often discontinued secondary to catheter-related complications such as blockage, leakage, infection, and access difficulties. An effective method that provides a reliable access to the IP cavity is needed. In this report, we describe a novel technique of IP port placement that may prevent access problems and decrease patient discomfort.

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