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Table 5 Results of ultrasound guided catheter insertion, primary endpoints and mechanical complications

From: Ultrasound-guided central venous catheterization in cancer patients improves the success rate of cannulation and reduces mechanical complications: A prospective observational study of 1,978 consecutive catheterizations

  No %
Total procedures 1,978 100
Access with one attempt 1,948 98.48
Access with two attempts 12 0,6
Pneumothorax 0 0
Major bleeding 0 0
Arterial puncture 6 0.3
Failure 18 0.9
Local Hematoma 4 0.2
Nerve puncture 0 0