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Pediatric Implantable Venous Port

An implantable venous port is an intravenous (IV) line that is completely inside the body and underneath the skin.

Frequently Asked Questions

Port Placement

What is an implantable venous port used for in children?

How is the implantable venous port inserted for children?

Will my child be awake during the implantable venous port procedure?

Will my child feel any pain after the implantable venous port procedure?

How long does an implantable venous port procedure take for children?

What risks are associated with an implantable venous port procedure in children?

When can I remove my child's bandages (dressings) after a implantable venous port placement?

When can my child bathe after an implantable venous port placement?

Are there any activity restrictions after an implantable venous port placement in a child?

Port Removal

How is an implantable venous port removed in children?

When can I remove my child's bandages after an implantable venous port removal?

When can my child bathe after an implantable venous port removal?

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Interventional Radiology at Children's National Hospital

Our pediatric interventional radiologists perform a full range of minimally invasive, image-guided procedures to both diagnose and treat disease in infants, children and adolescents. Discover more about the treatment we offer.

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Interventional Radiology

Children's National interventional radiologists perform a full range of minimally invasive, image-guided procedures to both diagnose and treat disease in infants, children, and adolescents.