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Correspondence and Brief Communications
June 2002

Cephalic Vein Cutdown Approach for Long-term Indwelling Central Venous Access

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Copyright 2002 American Medical Association. All Rights Reserved. Applicable FARS/DFARS Restrictions Apply to Government Use.2002

Arch Surg. 2002;137(6):746. doi:

I would like to acknowledge and commend the timely and informative article written by Di Carlo et al1 in the September 2001 issue of the ARCHIVES that described the placement of totally implantable venous access devices using the cephalic vein cutdown approach as the preferred insertion technique. However, I believe that several aspects of their article warrant reflection and discussion.

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