Table 2

Main indications for the 170 totally implantable venous access device removal

Catheter occlusion43
Infection21
Vascular displacement6.5
Catheter disinsertion6
Catheter rupture5
Transplantation4
Clinical improvment2.5
Skin necrosis2.5
Others: discomfort, aesthetic prejudice, short-length catheter<2
  • Data are presented as per cent