Insertion and Removal of Mediport
This is a minor surgical procedure to implant or remove a mediport under a patient’s skin in the upper chest. A mediport is a medical device with a port, or entry way/reservoir, for easy injection of treatment drugs into a patients system. The drugs travel through a catheter, or tube, that runs from the port to the internal jugular vein in the lower neck.
For patients receiving extended drug therapy, such as chemotherapy, the mediport increases their comfort because each dose doesn’t have to be received via “needle stick.” The mediport also enables medical personnel to withdraw the patient’s blood easily.
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