Hickman Catheter

Bard Hickman Catheter
Hickman double lumen catheter

This is a picture of the Hickman catheter that was installed in my chest for the stem cell collection and SCT during the summer. You can see a picture of the insertion site here.  I got the idea of taking a picture from Eric Vogt, who photographed his from tandem SCTs.

You can see a picture of the Neostar triple lumen catheter here. That’s what I had inserted at Wake Forest prior to chemo and stem cell collection.

Below is a diagram I found which depicts the insertion of the catheter. Click on the image to view full size.

Insertion of the Hickman catheter
Insertion of the Hickman catheter


  1. idadome

    The catheter that I had was a little bit different. It had “wings” just above where it went under the skin and those were stitched down to help hold it in place. I think that might be a better setup to keep it from pulling.

    Glad to hear you are doing well. I see my local oncologist today and go back to MD Anderson in mid-December. I’m anxious to see what they will have to say and what will show on the testing.

    Hang in there and have a great Thanksgiving.


  2. sunshine

    Not having been through what you have.. that’s an awesome picture and you are a doubly awesome survivor.
    Thanksgiving is a complex holiday/emotion for people and families with cancer.
    I am thankful for all you give and have given.
    Happy Thanksgiving.

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