Catheter-related thrombosis

César O. Freytes

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The use of central venous catheters (CVC) has greatly facilitated the delivery of chemotherapeutic agents and is one of the most important aspects of the supportive care of patients with cancer. The most frequently utilized central venous catheters in cancer care include totally implanted catheter systems and single or multilumen tunneled catheters. Despite the convenience of use of CVC, thrombosis and infection remain frequent and serious complications of these devices [1]. This chapter will address the different types of catheter-related thrombosis as well as their diagnosis and management.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationCoagulation in Cancer
EditorsDavid Green, Hau Kwaan
Number of pages15
StatePublished - May 6 2009

Publication series

NameCancer Treatment and Research
ISSN (Print)0927-3042

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Oncology
  • Cancer Research


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