Pediatric Surgery International

, Volume 34, Issue 6, pp 693–696 | Cite as

A method to accurately estimate the catheter length needed for a tunneled central catheter placement

  • Mihir Chaudhary
  • Olajire Idowu
  • Sunghoon Kim
Technical Innovation


A typical method of placing a tunneled central catheter utilizes C-arm fluoroscopy for insertion and estimation of the length of the catheter needed. We describe a new technique to estimate the length more accurately using a C-arm fluoroscope.


Tunneled central catheter Fluoroscopy Catheter length 



There was no external funding for the study.

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Conflict of interest

All the authors (Mihir Chaudhary, Olajire Idowu, and Sunghoon Kim) declare that we have no conflict of interest.

Ethical approval

All procedures performed in studies involving human participants were in accordance with the ethical standards of the institutional and/or national research committee and with the 1964 Helsinki declaration and its later amendments or comparable ethical standards.

Informed consent

Informed consent was obtained from all individual participants included in the study.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of SurgeryUniversity of California San Francisco-East BayOaklandUSA
  2. 2.Division of Pediatric SurgeryUCSF Benioff Children’s HospitalsOaklandUSA

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