Placement of Intrathecal Needle and Catheter for Chronic Infusion
The decision to place a pump is a complicated medical matter that requires careful evaluation, planning, and technical skill. The catheter is the portion of the procedure that allows direct delivery of drugs to the intrathecal space so it is very important that it be placed in a manner that leads to a satisfactory long-term outcome. This section reviews the essentials for placing and securing an intrathecal catheter for chronic infusion.
KeywordsCerebral Spinal Fluid Catheter Placement Purse String Suture Purse String Intrathecal Catheter
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