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May 1981

Complications of Internal Jugular Vein Catheterization

Author Affiliations

From the Departments of Otolaryngology, Mount Sinai Hospital, City Hospital Center at Elmhurst, and Bronx Veterans Administration Hospital, New York. Dr Krespi is now at Northwestern University, Chicago, and Dr Komisar is at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine, New York.

Arch Otolaryngol. 1981;107(5):310-312. doi:10.1001/archotol.1981.00790410048013

• Percutaneous cannulation of the internal jugular vein has become a widely accepted method for monitoring central venous pressure, hyperalimentation, and rapid fluid administration. Although complications from this procedure have been rare, many unusual case reports are found in the literature. Three cases of otolaryngologic importance are presented. A revised technique of the internal jugular vein catheterization is described.

(Arch Otolaryngol 1981;107:310-312)

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