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Table 2 Characteristics of totally implantable central venous access port

From: Stuck fragment of totally implantable central venous access ports during removal: risk factor analysis in children

Characteristics n = 98
Insertion indication
 Chemotherapy 81 (82.7%)
 Intravenous therapy 13 (13.3%)
 Nutritional support 4 (4.1%)
Removal indication
 Termination of therapy 43 (43.4%)
 Infection 23 (23.5%)
  Bacterial sepsis 10 (10.2%)
  Fungal sepsis 6 (6.1%)
  Unknown fever focus 6 (6.1%)
  Local infection of port site 2 (2%)
 Malfunction 6 (6.1%)
 Othersa 4 (40.8%)
Insertion site
 Left subclavian vein 70 (71.4%)
 Right subclavian vein 20 (20.4%)
 Right internal jugular vein 4 (4.1%)
 Left internal jugular vein 3 (3.1%)
 Femoral vein 1 (1%)
Catheter size
 5 Fr 24 (24.5%)
 6.5 Fr 67 (68.4%)
 8 Fr 7 (7.1%)
Catheter material
 Polyurethane 24 (24.5%)
 Silicon 74 (75.5%)
  1. Data are n (%). Fr, French
  2. aPort site pain or skin color change