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A 7-year old boy with cystic fibrosis (CF) presented with an infective chest exacerbation and was systemically well. His totally implantable venous access device (TIVAD) was accessed on admission to administer intravenous antibiotics but it was difficult and painful to flush. The TIVAD was inserted 3 years previously and maintained according to the manufacturer's recommendations including a heparinised saline flush every 4–6 weeks. There had been no previous problems with accessing or function of the TIVAD. A plain chest X-ray (figure 1) as well as a high resolution …
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