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What is a port-a-cath?
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Dr. Stephen Noga
Internal Medicine - Oncology
2 doctors agree
In brief: Tube under skin
The mediport is a small tube or catheter that is placed under the skin and enters a large blood vessel.
It has a rubber disk that can be felt on the surface of the skin (this is the port) and a needle can be placed through the skin and enters the port. This allows blood to be drawn and most importantly, allows chemotherapy, fluids, antibiotics, etc to be given and distributed quickly.

In brief: Tube under skin
The mediport is a small tube or catheter that is placed under the skin and enters a large blood vessel.
It has a rubber disk that can be felt on the surface of the skin (this is the port) and a needle can be placed through the skin and enters the port. This allows blood to be drawn and most importantly, allows chemotherapy, fluids, antibiotics, etc to be given and distributed quickly.
Dr. Stephen Noga
Dr. Stephen Noga
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Dr. Milton Mintz
Internal Medicine - Geriatrics
In brief: Indwelling catheter
Term administration of medicines, also used for renal treatment.

In brief: Indwelling catheter
Term administration of medicines, also used for renal treatment.
Dr. Milton Mintz
Dr. Milton Mintz
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