A way of taking blood or delivering medicines straight into the blood, without having to insert a needle each time.
Similar to a central line, except that the tube does not exit the body via the arm or chest. Instead, a small chamber (port) is implanted under the skin in the chest. The chemotherapy drugs are then injected into the port using a special needle.
The advantage is that you can’t see the portacath
and there are not have tubes coming out of the body, which have to be kept dry.