Port Placement

  • University of Minnesota Medical Center 500 HARVARD ST Minneapolis, MN

A port (or portacath) is a small medical appliance that is installed beneath the skin in an outpatient procedure. A catheter connects the port to a vein. Under the skin, the port has a septum through which drugs can be injected and blood samples can be drawn many times, usually with less discomfort for the patient than a more typical "needle stick". 

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December 17