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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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