Outcome of pediatric cancer is improving steadily. This is largely attributed to aggressive chemotherapy regimens. Drug delivery requires frequent venous access, which may be difficult. Implantable devices like chemoports are child friendly and significantly improve quality of life.
Various types of subcutaneous ports; CT and MRI compatible.
The location of the subcutaneous access point under the collar bone (clavicle).
The inner limb stops short of the heart.
Access the port under strict aseptic conditions with a non coring needle.
Palpating the subcutaneous part, holding it in the index finger and the thumb and then injecting the medication through it.
After completion of treatment the chemoport is removed through the previous scar. The scar is hardly visible from a distance.