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J Korean Soc Radiol. 2016 Nov;75(5):333-345. Korean. Review.
Seo TS , Song MG , Cha IH .
Department of Radiology, Guro Hospital, Korea University College of Medicine, Seoul, Korea.
Department of Radiology, Chung-Ang University Hospital, Chung-Ang University College of Medicine, Seoul, Korea.

Placement of an implantable venous access port (IVAP) is a popular procedure for repeated and intermittent chemotherapy in patients with malignancy. In this article, we present various IVAP related complications. In addition, we review the technical tips to prevent and manage the complications. It is important that the operator should keep the mechanism of the complications in mind, perform a careful procedure for prevention, and manage the complication properly and immediately in case of its development for safety and satisfaction of the patients.

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