Tuesday, April 25, 2023


Ahmed Bola Tinubu, the Nigeria president elect, arrived in Nigeria with a tube suspected to be a PICC line attached to his right arm. 

This has caused concern among Nigerians. What could be the reasons for a patient to require such a tube?

Peripherally inserted central catheter (PICC). A PICC is a thin, flexible tube that is inserted into a vein in the upper arm and guided (threaded) into a large vein above the right side of the heart called the superior vena cava. It's used to give intravenous fluids, blood transfusions, chemotherapy, and other drugs.

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