Catéter venoso central

Es una sonda plástica larga y suave (generalmente hecha de silicona) que se coloca a través de una pequeña incisión en el cuello, el tórax o la ingle, dentro de una vena grande en el tórax con el fin de permitir la administración de líquidos y medicamentos por vía intravenosa, durante un período de tiempo prolongado.

Catéter venoso central

Revision

Last reviewed 11/14/2011 by Kimberly G Lee, MD, MSc, IBCLC, Associate Professor of Pediatrics, Division of Neonatology, Medical University of South Carolina, Charleston, SC. Review provided by VeriMed Healthcare Network. Also reviewed by David Zieve, MD, MHA, Medical Director, A.D.A.M., Inc.

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