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Totally implantable venous access systems in paediatric practice.
  1. A Essex-Cater,
  2. J Gilbert,
  3. T Robinson,
  4. J M Littlewood
  1. Regional Paediatric Oncology Unit, Seacroft Hospital, Leeds.


    Forty seven totally implantable venous access systems have been inserted in 45 patients for the management of malignant disease (n = 29), haematological disorders (n = 5), and cystic fibrosis (n = 11). We report our experience with them and discuss the problems we have encountered during the past three years.

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