Iranian Journal of Radiology

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Factors on Patency Periods of Subcutaneous Central Venous Port: Long-Term Results of 1,408 Patients

Bilgin Kadri Aribas 1 , * , Ramazan Tiken 1 , Ozge Aribas 2 , Tugba Uylar 1 , Ismail Akdulum 1 , Ibrahim Turker 3 , Merve Yildiz Aksoy 1 , Turgut Seber 1 , Burcu Sahin 1 , Haci Uzun 1 and Emrah Caglar 1
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1 Department of Radiology, A.Y. Ankara Oncology Education and Research Hospital, 06200 Ankara, Turkey
2 Department of Mathematics, Faculty of Science, University of Ankara, 06100, Tandogan, Ankara, Turkey
3 Department of Medical Oncology, A.Y. Ankara Oncology Education and Research Hospital, 06200 Ankara, Turkey
Article information
  • Iranian Journal of Radiology: April 2017, 14 (2); e36816
  • Published Online: November 12, 2016
  • Article Type: Research Article
  • Received: February 5, 2016
  • Revised: October 6, 2016
  • Accepted: November 1, 2016
  • DOI: 10.5812/iranjradiol.36816

To Cite: Aribas B K, Tiken R, Aribas O, Uylar T, Akdulum I, et al. Factors on Patency Periods of Subcutaneous Central Venous Port: Long-Term Results of 1,408 Patients, Iran J Radiol. 2017 ; 14(2):e36816. doi: 10.5812/iranjradiol.36816.

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1. Background
2. Objective
3. Patients and Methods
4. Results
5. Discussion
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