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TITAN-PORT APH (extracorporeale apheresis) is a fully implantable port catheter system providing an access facility for performing extracorporeal apheresis. The set contains a titanium port chamber with a self-sealing silicone membrane and a single-lumen polyurethane catheter for connection to the port chamber and fixing to the outlet tube with a screw. Each system also includes a special puncture needle SFN 1835 B, an introducer set, a tunnelizer, a vein lifter, a rinsing needle, a port cannulae SFN 0930 G, user instructions and patient ID card.

The port chamber is made of hypoallergenic, biocompatible titanium. The material is non-magnetic. The chamber dimensions are: width 20.6 mm, height 16.7 mm, length 25.5 mm, weight ca. 15 g, priming volume 1.4 ml. The base plate has suture openings for securing the system to the fascia. Port chamber and catheter can be disconnected and are connected via a screw with the outlet tube.

The silicone membrane in the port (118 mm2 puncture area) can be punctured frequently with a suitable non-coring puncture needle. The membrane is highly resistant to pressure and holds the inserted needle reliably in place.

The single-lumen polyurethane catheter 10 F, with an outer diameter 3.35 mm, an inner diameter 2.0 mm, total length 70 cm and internal volume of 0.31 mL per 10 cm, has at the distal end a special catheter tip (fishmouth tip) and if necessary the catheter can be shortened at the proximal end. After implantation, the distal tip reduces adsorption at the vessel wall, thereby also improving the flow rate. The catheter is marked, every centimeter, with length marker until 40 cm (lines means 1 cm, points means 5 cm) and radiopaque.

Only the special puncture needles for dialysis ports provided must be used for puncturing the membranes.

Depending on indication and flow rate different special puncture needles can be used. These may be the DPK 2035, SFN 1835 B and SFN 1535 B as well as the smaller SFN® port needles in various sizes, e. g. SFN 0930 G. The needles exhibit a unique bevel and angle at the tip. This prevents punch defects at the membrane when the needle is inserted. Each system contains a suitable needle. Appropriate accessories can be ordered separately if
The gravity flow rate is 175 mL/min if punctured with DPK 2035. The flow rate depends on the kind of use, the equipment used and the applied cannulae.

The patient ID card is filled out by the physician who performs the implantation, and is handed to the patients who should always carry this document with them.
These instructions for use should also be available to nurses and doctors for follow-up care.

MR conditional

TITAN-PORTcatheter systems are MR-conditioned-safe. On request, we will be happy to provide you with further information.


TITAN-PORT APH systems are contraindicated in:

The following are examples of general complications and possible side-effects:


Warning! It is essential to ensure aseptic conditions during implantation!

Selection, decision-making and technique are the responsibility of the physician performing implantation.

Possible implantation sites are the V. jugularis interna, externa or subclavia with alternative locations also possible. Implantation can be performed in local anesthesia.
The following represents an example of the possible / standard surgical implantation technique. Other surgical procedures, alternatives are possible. Postoperative X-Ray control is indispensable.


  1. Expose the internal jugular vein (supraclavicular incision)
  2. Apply distal and proximal loop ligatures
  3. Subclavicular incision
  4. Subcutaneous tunnel between the two incisions
  5. Subcutaneous preparation of a recess
  6. Move the catheter tip from the subclavicular incision to the supraclavicular incision via the subcutaneous tunnel.
  7. Small phlebotomy (caution air embolism!). Insert catheter tip into the right atrium.(positional check by intraatrial ECG tracing or by x-ray fluoroscopy)
  8. Purse-string suture at the phlebotomy.
  9. Length of catheter can be shortened as required
  10. Connect catheter end to the port.
  11. Slide the catheter end onto the port outlet tube and secure with the screw
  12. Position the port chamber subcutaneously as far as possible from the cutaneous incision, and secure if necessary.
  13. Cutaneous suture

Alternative: Seldinger technique
The system could be used immediately, but recommended after complete healing of wound (approx. one week).



  1. Skin disinfection, sterile gloves, mask (patient and operator)
  2. Trendelenburg position
  3. Puncture the port membrane only with a special puncture needle (supplied) until the tip of the needle touches the bottom plate, caution air embolism!
  4. Unblocking the system
  5. Check for occlusion with saline solution and connect up the apheresis system.
  6. At the end of apheresis, flushing the system with NaCl 0.9 %
  7. block the system with e.g. heparin, taurolidine-citrat 4% or citrate 30%*
  8. Remove the puncture needle using gentle positive pressure
  9. Disinfect the skin; apply dry dressing


Potential reasons for insufficient or failing flow rate:

* The stated concentrations and the complete procedure are recommendations and must always be adapted to individual patient requirements and are the responsibility of the therapist. Medication and solutions employed are basically subject to the directions provided by the pharmaceutical manufacturers. Attention must be given to the specific requirements of the apheresis The port systems provide only an access route and have no influence on the function itself.



Secure the port in the subcutaneous tissue with single sutures or place it in

After a lengthy implantation period or system use, check the membrane for leakage resulting from frequent punctures. When there are no complications, a puncture frequency of up to approx. 1000 punctures (DPK 1835) - 500 punctures with DPK 2035 using a special needle allows a corresponding implantation time. It is possible to exchange the port chamber in the event of silicone membrane leakage also under local anesthesia.


Meticulous hygiene and sterile handling technique are mandatory for this system, e.g.


Regular usage followed by system care and maintenance provide continuous monitoring.

The system may not be used by physicians / medical staff who are not familiar with the product and/or possible complications. These can occur at any time during or after the intervention.

Special puncture needles are mandatory.

DPK 1835 (PZN 05108104)
DPK 2035 (PZN 02429581)
SFN 1535 G (PZN 10216563)
SFN 1320 S (PZN 07746257)

Unit: 25 pcs/package
Please pay attention to the separate instructions for use!

 Art.Nr. Port Catheter PZN
  Material Width Lenght
Septum  Weight
Material AD ID French Volume  
111263 APH*
extracorporeal apheresis
Titanium 20,5 mm 25,1 mm 18,1 mm 118 mm2 15 g 1,4 ml Polyurethane 3,35 mm 2,0 mm 10 with fish mouth tip 70 cm: 2,2 ml 14161592

*including introducer set and tunnelizer

Product description Port Needles

Puncture of portchamber only with special port needles is mandatory!

  1. Needle with mandrin and needle free adapter for puncture of implanted dialysis portsystems or peritoneal portsystems- if a sufficient inner diameter is required for necessary flow. Non coring due to a special tip and mandrin
  2. Special non coring puncture needle with side hole

Art. No. Cannulas PZN
  Ø Lenght Gauge Volume Flow Puncture frequency Unit Extras  
SFN 1320 S 1,3 mm 20 mm 18  0,31 ml 72 ml/min ~ 3000 25 pcs curved, with tubing and clamp/Luer Lock 07746257 
SFN 1325 S 1,3 mm 25 mm 18 0,31 ml  72 ml/min ~ 3000 25 pcs curved, with tubing and clamp/Luer Lock 11094033 
SFN 1535 B 1,5 mm 35 mm 17 0,5 ml  while hemodialysis 200 ml/min,
in gravity 150 ml/min
~ 1500 25 pcs straight, with Luer Lock-Adapter, with tubing 12363624
SFN 1835 B 1,8 mm 35 mm 15  0,5 ml while hemodialysis 300 ml/min,
in gravity 225 ml/min
~ 1000 25 pcs straight, with Luer Lock-Adapter, with tubing 12363630
DPK 2035 2,0 mm 35 mm 14 0,3 ml while hemodialysis 500 ml/min,
in gravity 300 ml/min
~ 500 25 pcs with mandarin + needle free adapter 02429581

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Recommendation to frequent questions according use of portsystems for
(e.g. Portsystem code no. 111255 Dor 111260 APH):

Recommended as blocking solution: e.g. Citrat 30%, Taurolodin·Citrat 4%, Heparin
(Dilutions of heparine are not reasonable due to short half life time)


Potential reasons for insufficient or failing flow rate

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