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Table 4 Comparison of patient characteristics during totally implantable central venous access ports removal

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

Characteristics Complete removal (Group N, n = 90) Stuck fragment (Group S, n = 8) p-value
Sex    0.048
 Male 55 (61.1%) 8 (100.0%)  
 Female 35 (38.9%) 0 (0.0%)  
Age at TICVAP insertion (months) 85.0 [17.0;144.0] 37.5 [31.5;57.0] 0.357
Body weight at TICVAP insertion (kg) 24.6 [11.7;48.0] 17.0 [15.2;19.1] 0.206
Age at TICVAP removal (months) 110.0 [40.0;163.0] 90.0 [84.5;117.5] 0.922
Body weight at TICVAP removal (kg) 32.0 [16.5;50.0] 32.1 [27.1;43.2] 0.704
Indwell duration of TICVAP (months) 10.5 [ 5.0;20.0] 54.5 [52.0;60.0]  < 0.001
Body weight change during indwell (kg) 3.5 [ 1.2; 7.5] 12.9 [12.2;17.6]  < 0.001
Follow-up duration (months) 86.5 [44.0;100.0] 91.0 [80.0;102.5] 0.399
Diagnosis    < 0.001
 Acute leukemia 23 (25.6%) 8 (100.0%)  
 Remaining diagnosesa 67 (74.4%) 0 (0.0%)
Platelet count at TICVAP insertion (103/ul) 294.5 [182.0;376.0] 71.5 [19.0;102.0]  < 0.001
TICVAP insertion indication   0.713
 Chemotherapy 73 (81.1%) 8 (100.0%)  
 Intravenous therapies 13 (14.4%) 0 (0.0%)
 Nutritional support 4 (4.4%) 0 (0.0%)
TICVAP insertion site    0.534
 Left subclavian vein 63 (70.0%) 8 (100.0%)  
 Right subclavian vein 19 (21.1%) 0 (0.0%)  
 Right internal jugular vein 4 (4.4%) 0 (0.0%)  
 Left internal jugular vein 3 (3.3%) 0 (0.0%)  
 Femoral vein 1 (1.1%) 0 (0.0%)  
TICVAP insertion site    
 Left subclavian vein 63 (70.0%) 8 (100.0%) 0.102
 Remaining insertion sitesb 27 (30.0%) 0 (0.0%)  
TICVAP catheter size   0.568
 5 Fr 22 (24.4%) 2 (25.0%)  
 6.5 Fr 62 (68.9%) 5 (62.5%)
 8 Fr 6 (6.7%) 1 (12.5%)
TICVAP catheter material   1.000
 Polyurethane 22 (24.4%) 2 (25.0%)  
 Silicon 68 (75.6%) 6 (75.0%)
  1. Data are median (IQR) or n (%). IQR, interquartile range; TICVAP, totally implantable central venous access port; Fr, French
  2. aRefer to Table 1. bRefer to Table 2 or Table 4