What is Port-a-cath removal?

Category: Procedures


A port (or port-a-cath) is a small medical appliance that is inserted under the skin to provide central venous access. The port is used to deliver intravenous medications that need to be delivered many times, such as in oncology or hematology.

Side effects

Side effects as an overall problem

Side effects as an overall problem
Severity Evaluations
Severe 0
Moderate 0
Mild 1
None 1

Commonly reported side effects and conditions associated with Port-a-cath removal

Side effect Patients
Itching under skin 1
Adherence Evaluations
Always 2
Usually 0
Sometimes 0
Never taken as prescribed 0
Burden Evaluations
Very hard to take 0
Somewhat hard to take 1
A little hard to take 1
Not at all hard to take 0
Cost per month
Cost per month Evaluations
$200+ 1
$100-199 0
$50-99 0
$25-49 0
< $25 0
Not specified 1
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