Percutaneous cervical central venous line placement: a comparison of the internal and external jugular vein routes.

@article{Belani1980PercutaneousCC,
  title={Percutaneous cervical central venous line placement: a comparison of the internal and external jugular vein routes.},
  author={Kumar G. Belani and J J Buckley and Judith R. Gordon and Wilfrido R. Casta{\~n}eda},
  journal={Anesthesia and analgesia},
  year={1980},
  volume={59 1},
  pages={40-4}
}
To compare the rate of success and incidence of complications associated with two currently popular routes of percutaneous central venous cannulation, we studied 167 patient in whom either internal or external jugular vein catheterization was attempted. Internal jugular vein (IJV) catheterization (125 patients) was successful in 91%; an intrathoracic location was achieved in 100%; complications occurred in 12.8%. Complications included one case of catheter malposition, one case of tension… CONTINUE READING
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