The carina as a landmark for central venous catheter placement in small children

@article{Albrecht2005TheCA,
  title={The carina as a landmark for central venous catheter placement in small children},
  author={K. Michael Albrecht and Dirk Breitmeier and Bernhard Panning and Hans Dieter Tr{\"o}ger and Heike Nave},
  journal={European Journal of Pediatrics},
  year={2005},
  volume={165},
  pages={264-266}
}
Central venous devices are frequently used in children to monitor haemodynamic status, to administer fluids, medication, parenteral nutrition and for blood sampling. Life-threatening complications that may occur on insertion if the central venous catheter (CVC) is misplaced, are cardiac tamponade or a hydro-/haemopericardium. There is still controversy over the optimum catheter tip position in paediatric patients, whether to place the CVC tip in the superior vena cava, outside the pericardial… CONTINUE READING