Evaluation of ultrasound-guided peripherally inserted central catheter for the management of patients with head and neck cancer

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Abstract

Ultrasound-guided peripherally inserted central catheter (UG-PICC) has attracted attention because of low complication rates at insertion. However, UG-PICC is not popular in Japan. We reviewed 60 patients with UG-PICC or other central venous catheter (CVC) insertion and administered questionnaires about CVC insertion to 22 young otolaryngologists. Twelve UG-PICCs were successfully inserted without any complication. The questionnaire results suggested that young otolaryngologists prefer CVC placement owing to its safety and tend to select femoral venous catheterization. We concluded that UG-PICC can be safely and accurately inserted maintaining the patients' quality-of-life, and this technique is expected to be used widely.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)517-522
Number of pages6
JournalOtolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery (Tokyo)
Volume83
Issue number7
Publication statusPublished - 2011 Jun 20

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery
  • Otorhinolaryngology

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