World Journal of Surgical Medical and Radiation Oncology Volume No 6

Editorial Open Access

Prevention and Management of SIIP Complications with Caution and Safety

Isidoro Di Carlo and Adriana Toro
World Journal of Surgical Medical and Radiation Oncology 2012, 1:7


The subcutaneous intravenous infusion port (SIIP) or totally implantable venous port (TIVAD) have been an enormous development in the field of oncology and consequently in many fields of medicine. From their first clinical use, these devices have had an enormous and incommensurable impact on the quality of life, especially in cancer patients. These devices offer them the opportunity of a continuous venous access that permits more reliable and effective treatments. These devices also changed in some way the approach to the patients suffering from cancer, as new and more active therapies have been developed. After many years these devices are not only used for cancer patients, but they spread for many diseases in which continuous intravenous therapies are required.

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