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March 1980

Expanded Applications of Broviac Catheter

Arch Surg. 1980;115(3):324. doi:10.1001/archsurg.1980.01380030070016

• Sixteen Broviac catheters were inserted in 15 patients ranging from 15 to 61 years of age for purposes other than parenteral nutrition. These patients required long-term intravenous (IV) antibiotic therapy for cystic fibrosis or chemotherapy for malignant neoplasm. There were no major complications. The Broviac catheter provides excellent long-term IV access for total parenteral nutrition. In addition, it may be used very effectively in patients requiring extended IV antibiotic therapy and/or chemotherapy.

(Arch Surg 115:324, 1980)