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Table 5 Late complications divided in groups according to the implantation technique (Intention to treat)

From: Totally implantable venous access devices: retrospective analysis of different insertion techniques and predictors of complications in 796 devices implanted in a single institution

  Surgical cutdown Blind percutaneous US guided percutaneous Fisher exact test p value Fisher exact test p value Fisher exact test p value
(102 pts) SC (48 pts) BP (646 pts) US SC vs BP BP vs US SC vs US
Complication Removal Removal Removal    
Sepsis 11 (10.8%) 0 (0%) 18 (2.8%) 0.016 0.392 <0.001
Thrombosis 2 (1.9%) 0 (0%) 1 (0.1%) 0. 560 0.999 0.050
Dislocation 1 (0.9%) 2 (4.1%) 4 (0.6%) 0.240 0.058 0.999
Dehiscence 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (0.5%) NA 0.998 0.999
Severe pain 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (0.1%) NA 0.999 0.999
Total 14 (13.7%) 3 (6.2%) 26 (4.0%) 0.269 0.713 <0.001
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