The uterine sound as a convenient, cost-effective method for creating the subcutaneous tunnel for long-term venous catheters

B. E. Waddell, R. G. Martindale

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Long-term central venous access catheters generally require creating a subcutaneous tunnel to minimize infectious complications and secure the catheter to the chest wall. Many techniques for this procedure have been reported. We describe the use of a uterine sound to create the subcutaneous tunnel.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)81-82
Number of pages2
JournalJournal of Parenteral and Enteral Nutrition
Issue number1
StatePublished - Jan 1 1994


ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Medicine (miscellaneous)
  • Nutrition and Dietetics

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