Head rotation during internal jugular vein cannulation and the risk of carotid artery puncture.

@article{Sulek1996HeadRD,
  title={Head rotation during internal jugular vein cannulation and the risk of carotid artery puncture.},
  author={Cheri A Sulek and N Gravenstein and Robert H. Blackshear and L Weiss},
  journal={Anesthesia and analgesia},
  year={1996},
  volume={82 1},
  pages={125-8}
}
  • Cheri A Sulek, N Gravenstein, +1 author L Weiss
  • Published 1996 in Anesthesia and analgesia
We undertook a prospective laboratory study to examine the effect of head position on the relative positions of the carotid artery and the internal jugular vein (IJV). Volunteers (n = 12) from departmental staff, 18-60 yr of age, who had never undergone cannulation of the IJV underwent imaging of their IJV and carotid artery. With the subject in a 15 degrees Trendelenburg position, two-dimensional ultrasound images of the IJV and the carotid artery were obtained on the left and right sides of… CONTINUE READING