A method to accurately estimate the catheter length needed for a tunneled central catheter placement
A typical method of placing a tunneled central catheter utilizes C-arm fluoroscopy for insertion and estimation of the length of the catheter needed. We describe a new technique to estimate the length more accurately using a C-arm fluoroscope.
KeywordsTunneled central catheter Fluoroscopy Catheter length
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All the authors (Mihir Chaudhary, Olajire Idowu, and Sunghoon Kim) declare that we have no conflict of interest.
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