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July 1982

Percutaneous Insertion of a Permanent Hyperalimentation Catheter

Author Affiliations

From the Department of Surgery, Kaiser-Permanente Medical Center, West Los Angeles.

Arch Surg. 1982;117(7):976-977. doi:10.1001/archsurg.1982.01380310082021

• Patients with granulomatous enteritis or short-gut syndrome and those having long-term intravenous chemotherapy or bone marrow transplants may require hyperalimentation at home. A technique for percutaneous insertion of a permanent hyperalimentation catheter has provided satisfactory results and has reduced patient discomfort. Operator time is reduced and complications have been few to date.

(Arch Surg 1982;117:976-977)

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