Vagus nerve imaging with ultrasound: anatomic and in vivo validation.

  title={Vagus nerve imaging with ultrasound: anatomic and in vivo validation.},
  author={V. A. Knappertz and Charles H. Tegeler and Sonya Hardin and W M Mckinney},
  journal={Otolaryngology--head and neck surgery : official journal of American Academy of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery},
  volume={118 1},
To provide the anatomic basis and demonstrate the reproducibility of ultrasound studies for the identification of the vagus nerve within its course in the carotid sheath in the neck, cadaveric and in vivo imaging studies were conducted. On transverse B-mode images of the neck, there is a centrally hypoechoic and peripherally hyperechoic structure between the common carotid artery and the jugular vein inside the carotid sheath. This structure was also identified in a fresh, nonpreserved cadaver… CONTINUE READING

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