Mechanical System Complications
The mechanical system refers to both the pump and the catheter. System complications related to the drug pump include overinfusion or underinfusion of the drug. However, the vast majority of complications are related to the catheter.19,118,178 Specifically, the catheter may kink, dislodge, tear, or fibrose.179 Treatment of a system complication requires surgical intervention in almost every case.
KeywordsCatheter Placement System Complication Reservoir Volume Side Port Radionuclide Study
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