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Table 3 Port complications

From: Interventionally implanted port catheter systems for hepatic arterial infusion of chemotherapy in patients with primary liver cancer: A phase II-study (NCT00356161)

a) Overall complications
  Abs. %
Number of complications 28 100
vascular 17 61
  Dislocation of catheter tip 7 25
  Thrombosis 8 29
  Reflux 2 7
non vascular 11 39
  Leakage 2 7
  Infection of port chamber 7 25
  others 2 7
b) Treatment -limiting complications
  Abs. %
Number of complications 5 100
vascular   
  Thrombosis 1 20
non vascular   
  Infection 4 80