Anatomic basis of safe percutaneous subclavian venous catheterization.

  title={Anatomic basis of safe percutaneous subclavian venous catheterization.},
  author={Benita Kiat Tee Tan and Sun Won Hong and Ming Hsiung Huang and Shih-Tseng Lee},
  journal={The Journal of trauma},
  volume={48 1},
BACKGROUND The technique of percutaneous catheterization of the subclavian vein by the infraclavicular approach is dependent on the location of the subclavian vein in relation to the clavicle. The purpose of this study was to analyze the anatomic relationship between these two structures and how it is influenced by changes in shoulder positioning. METHODS Dissections of the infraclavicular region were performed in seven fresh cadavers and linear measurements made to determine the extent of… CONTINUE READING

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