Central venous access in pediatric patients

F. Fusaro, M. G. Scarpa, R. Lo Piccolo, G. F. Zanon

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Occlusion of traditional sites for central venous cannulation is a challenging problem in patients that require a permanent central venous line for chronic administration of nutrients or drugs. In rare cases, extensive central venous thrombosis of the superior and inferior vena cava may preclude catheterization, and uncommon routes should be used. We describe our approach for placement of chronic central venous lines in two pediatric patients with short bowel syndrome and extensive caval occlusion.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)125-128
Number of pages4
JournalJournal of Vascular Access
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 2001


  • Direct right atrial cannulation
  • Total parenteral nutrition
  • Vascular access
  • Vena cava thrombosis

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery


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