2008, Number 4
Acta Pediatr Mex 2008; 29 (4)
Permanent central venous access in the azygos vein: an alternative in patients with multiple venous cut-downs
Palacios-Acosta JM, Hernández-Arrasola D, Gutiérrez-Torres PI, Elizalde-Romero MV, Shalkow-Klincovstein J
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ABSTRACTThe introduction of new technology for the treatment of critically ill pediatric patients has markedly improved their survival. Secondarily, the requirements to maintain these patients, such as a venous central catheter, have also increased. We present the case of a seven-monthold male patient with mixed immunodeficiency, who required long-term intravenous access for antibiotic and gammaglobulin treatment. Given a history of multiple venous cut-downs, we placed an implantable port in an unusual site, the azygos vein.