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Femoral Catheterization for Haemodialysis


Femoral Catheterization requires the placement of long catheters via superficial veins to treat patients whose kidneys are not functioning properly. Minor surgery is done to get access (entrance) to the blood vessel to get the blood into the dialyzer. In Femoral Catheterization for Haemodialysis, a peripheral vein (femoral vein) is used to gain access to the central venous system. A catheter is placed in the femoral vein in the groin and taken out after each treatment.