An Unusual Case of a Misplaced Left Internal Jugular Vein Catheter

  title={An Unusual Case of a Misplaced Left Internal Jugular Vein Catheter},
  author={Sunil Rangarajan and Sunad Rangarajan and Lindsey Smith Hinton},
Introduction: Most often, cannulation of the right internal jugular vein (IJV) is preferred over the left IJV. However, in situations where the right IJV cannot be utilized for accessing the central circulation, as in our case, the left IJV is used. Cannulation of left IJV has additional risks due to the anatomical variations. Despite the use of ultrasound guidance, anatomical variations and tortuous course of the left IJV make cannulation of the left IJV more prone to the failure of… CONTINUE READING


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