The trapezius port

A novel approach for port access

Chad M. Copper, J. P. Pacanowski, John Bell

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Abstract

Placement of long-term central venous access in breast cancer patients who have undergone bilateral mastectomy presents a unique challenge. The standard anterior chest wall placement of the port may be compromised by factors such as a fresh surgical site, the possibility of postoperative radiation therapy, or the immediate reconstruction field. To avoid the potential for complications that impact the surgical field or subsequent therapy, we have developed a unique new technique for central venous port placement: the trapezius port. By placing the port in a subcutaneous pocket over the trapezius muscle, the risk of infection or cross-contamination of the surgical site is avoided.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)106-109
Number of pages4
JournalAmerican Surgeon
Volume71
Issue number2
StatePublished - 2005
Externally publishedYes

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Superficial Back Muscles
Mastectomy
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Cross Infection
Radiotherapy
Breast Neoplasms
Therapeutics

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Surgery
  • Medicine(all)

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Copper, C. M., Pacanowski, J. P., & Bell, J. (2005). The trapezius port: A novel approach for port access. American Surgeon, 71(2), 106-109.

The trapezius port : A novel approach for port access. / Copper, Chad M.; Pacanowski, J. P.; Bell, John.

In: American Surgeon, Vol. 71, No. 2, 2005, p. 106-109.

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Copper, CM, Pacanowski, JP & Bell, J 2005, 'The trapezius port: A novel approach for port access', American Surgeon, vol. 71, no. 2, pp. 106-109.
Copper, Chad M. ; Pacanowski, J. P. ; Bell, John. / The trapezius port : A novel approach for port access. In: American Surgeon. 2005 ; Vol. 71, No. 2. pp. 106-109.
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