Central venous line - infants

CVL - infants; Central catheter - infants - surgically placed

A central venous line is a long, soft, flexible tube that is put into a large vein in the chest.

Central venous catheter

A central venous catheter is a long, soft plastic tube (usually made of silicone) that is placed via a small cut in the neck, chest, or groin into a large vein in the chest to allow IV fluids and medications to be given over an extended period of time.