What’s a Broviac?

Wondering what a Broviac is?  Has your child recently received a Broviac catheter via a surgical procedure?  Here are some resources and websites we have found that offer information about Broviac catheters for parents of critically ill children.

eHow offers a great overview to Broviac catheters and explains the difference between a Hickman and a Broviac catheter.

The University of Michigan Health System Pediatric Surgery website provides really great information about the actual surgical procedure to place a Broviac, as well as, caring for the Broviac and removal.

And finally, Wikipedia offers information about Broviac and Hickman lines.