Which is Better for Patients with Breast Cancer: Totally Implanted Vascular Access Devices (TIVAD) or Peripherally Inserted Central Catheter (PICC)?

  • Adriana Toro
  • Elena Schembari
  • Edoardo Mattone
  • Isidoro Di CarloEmail author
Letter to the Editor


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Conflict of interest

The authors declare that they have no conflict of interest.


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© Société Internationale de Chirurgie 2019

Authors and Affiliations

  • Adriana Toro
    • 2
  • Elena Schembari
    • 1
  • Edoardo Mattone
    • 1
  • Isidoro Di Carlo
    • 1
    Email author
  1. 1.Department of Surgical Sciences and Advanced Technologies “GF Ingrassia”, Cannizzaro HospitalUniversity of CataniaCataniaItaly
  2. 2.Department of General SurgeryE. Muscatello HospitalAugustaItaly

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