Complications in percutaneous and surgical insertion of tunneled central venous catheters for pediatric patients Çocuk hastalarda tünelli santral venöz kateterlerin perkütan ve cerrahi yerleştirilmesindeki komplikasyonlar

Keskin G., Akın M., Saydam S., Özmert S., Kurt D. T. , Mambet E., ...More

Anestezi Dergisi, vol.29, no.2, pp.105-111, 2021 (Refereed Journals of Other Institutions) identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 29 Issue: 2
  • Publication Date: 2021
  • Doi Number: 10.5222/jarss.2021.18291
  • Title of Journal : Anestezi Dergisi
  • Page Numbers: pp.105-111
  • Keywords: Central venous catheters, Children, Complications, Hematology-oncology, Permanent tunneled


© Copyright Anesthesiology and Reanimation Specialists’ Society. This journal published by Logos Medical Publishing. Licenced by Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International (CC)Objective: Percutaneous insertion of permanent tunneled catheters, accompanied by ultrasonography (USG) guidance, has established itself as practical, safe, and widely used procedure. The purpose of our study; To examine and compare the complications associated with permanent tunneled catheters placed by percutaneous or open surgical method in pediatric hemato-oncology patients. Methods: Medical records of 101 pediatric patients from the ASA 3-4 group who were placed in a Hickman-type tunneled central venous catheter for bone marrow transplantation between 2013 and 2015 in our clinic were retrospectively reviewed. Demographic data of the patients, catheter insertion location, size, complications encountered during and after the intervention, and reasons for catheter removal were recorded. Results: One hundred and one tunneled central venous catheters were placed percutaneously under USG guidance in 54 patients, and using open technique in 47 patients. Patients in both groups were similar in terms of age, height, weight, size of the inserted catheter, duration of catheterization, and reasons for removal. No difference was found between percutaneous and surgical groups in terms of intraoperative and postoperative to technique, and infective complications related to catheter. Conclusion: In pediatric hemato-oncology patients, there is no difference in terms of intraoperative, and postoperative complications between percutaneous technique and open technique for permanent tunneled central catheter insertion. Both techniques can be used with low complication rates, and the percutaneous technique may be preferred because it is less invasive.