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To determine the complications of venous access devices (VADs) in cancer patients. Retrospective study in a tertiary referral center with specialist hematology and oncology services. First one hundred consecutive patients who were implanted a VAD. All patients had an underlying cancer and the devices were inserted by the same surgeon. The duration of use of VADs and causes of their premature removal were noted. One hundred VADs (55 port-a-caths and 45 Hickman's lines) were inserted in a totalpmid:11850980 fatcat:ff5tlq47ljfx3logadjfg2aqpq