Placement of an internal jugular dialysis catheter into the superior intercostal vein.

  title={Placement of an internal jugular dialysis catheter into the superior intercostal vein.},
  author={Mark J. Sarnak and Andrew S. Levey},
  journal={Nephrology, dialysis, transplantation : official publication of the European Dialysis and Transplant Association - European Renal Association},
  volume={14 8},
  • M. SarnakA. Levey
  • Published 1 August 1999
  • Medicine
  • Nephrology, dialysis, transplantation : official publication of the European Dialysis and Transplant Association - European Renal Association
Discussion The value of a routine radiograph following an uneventful placement of an internal jugular haemodialysis catheter has been questioned. [] Key Result The left paramedian location of the catheter on the Case anteroposterior radiograph raised the possibility of placement in a remnant left-sided superior vena cava, or internal thoracic (mammary) vein which runs A 79-year-old woman with a history of chronic renal insufficiency was admitted to the hospital after suffering anteriorly [3–6 ], or superior…

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