Anatomical variation of left internal jugular vein: clinical significance for an anaesthesiologist

@article{Asouhidou2008AnatomicalVO,
  title={Anatomical variation of left internal jugular vein: clinical significance for an anaesthesiologist},
  author={I. Asouhidou and K. Natsis and T. Asteri and P. Sountoulides and K. Vlasis and P. Tsikaras},
  journal={European Journal of Anaesthesiology},
  year={2008},
  volume={25},
  pages={314‐318}
}
Background and objectives: Cannulation of a central vein is an everyday procedure in anaesthesiology. However, anatomical variations of the size and/or location of the internal jugular vein might prevent cannulation, while repeated efforts might lead to severe complications. The aim of this retrospective study was to explore anatomical abnormalities of the internal jugular vein with regard to diameter of the vein's lumen and to define their clinical significance. Methods: The cervical regions… Expand
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