Tx and Followup:
Patients med port was replaced.
Implant able ports are constructed from various materials and used for long tern venous access. A Huber needle is inserted through the skin into the port. These ports may be placed in the arm or chest. Complications may be divided into early and late:
Early complications include, pneumothorax, arterial puncture, hemorrhage, hematoma along with catheter malposition and perforation.
Late complication includes, infection (most common), catheter occlusion, venous thrombosis and catheter migration/ fracture and wound dehiscence.
Prevention of complications include proper imaging while placement of the catheter, sterile technique, insuring near normal labs such as platelets and bleeding time. The daily proper care and wound care. If the catheter malfunctions it may be either removed or if continued access is required replacement in either the same vein over a wire or another site may be used.