What is the role of venous catheter placement in the treatment of acute myeloid leukemia (AML)?

Updated: May 26, 2020
  • Author: Karen Seiter, MD; Chief Editor: Emmanuel C Besa, MD  more...
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Placement of a central venous catheter (eg, triple lumen, Broviac, Hickman) is necessary. Caution should be used in patients with severe DIC (APL); nevertheless, proper access is needed to administer the needed blood products in a timely fashion.


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