Accidental mediastinal entry via left internal jugular vein cannylation

Timothy E Albertson, C. J. Fisher, Z. Vera

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

6 Citations (Scopus)

Abstract

Two cases are reported in which mediastinal penetration by a pulmonary artery catheter and a temporary venous pacemaker wire occurred following cannulation of the left internal jugular vein and placement of an indwelling venous introducer sheath. The anatomy of the left internal jugular vein and possible mechanisms of accidental mediastinal penetration with this approach are discussed. Extreme caution must be exercised when using the left internal jugular venous access route and an indwelling venous introducer sheath.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)154-157
Number of pages4
JournalIntensive Care Medicine
Volume11
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - May 1985

Fingerprint

Jugular Veins
Catheterization
Pulmonary Artery
Anatomy
Neck
Catheters

Keywords

  • complications
  • Left internal jugular veins
  • Mediastinal entry
  • Pacemaker wire
  • Pulmonary artery catheters

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Critical Care and Intensive Care Medicine

Cite this

Accidental mediastinal entry via left internal jugular vein cannylation. / Albertson, Timothy E; Fisher, C. J.; Vera, Z.

In: Intensive Care Medicine, Vol. 11, No. 3, 05.1985, p. 154-157.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

@article{8d8116ff94d04e42ab06c47685628904,
title = "Accidental mediastinal entry via left internal jugular vein cannylation",
abstract = "Two cases are reported in which mediastinal penetration by a pulmonary artery catheter and a temporary venous pacemaker wire occurred following cannulation of the left internal jugular vein and placement of an indwelling venous introducer sheath. The anatomy of the left internal jugular vein and possible mechanisms of accidental mediastinal penetration with this approach are discussed. Extreme caution must be exercised when using the left internal jugular venous access route and an indwelling venous introducer sheath.",
keywords = "complications, Left internal jugular veins, Mediastinal entry, Pacemaker wire, Pulmonary artery catheters",
author = "Albertson, {Timothy E} and Fisher, {C. J.} and Z. Vera",
year = "1985",
month = "5",
doi = "10.1007/BF00258542",
language = "English (US)",
volume = "11",
pages = "154--157",
journal = "Intensive Care Medicine",
issn = "0342-4642",
publisher = "Springer Verlag",
number = "3",

}

TY - JOUR

T1 - Accidental mediastinal entry via left internal jugular vein cannylation

AU - Albertson, Timothy E

AU - Fisher, C. J.

AU - Vera, Z.

PY - 1985/5

Y1 - 1985/5

N2 - Two cases are reported in which mediastinal penetration by a pulmonary artery catheter and a temporary venous pacemaker wire occurred following cannulation of the left internal jugular vein and placement of an indwelling venous introducer sheath. The anatomy of the left internal jugular vein and possible mechanisms of accidental mediastinal penetration with this approach are discussed. Extreme caution must be exercised when using the left internal jugular venous access route and an indwelling venous introducer sheath.

AB - Two cases are reported in which mediastinal penetration by a pulmonary artery catheter and a temporary venous pacemaker wire occurred following cannulation of the left internal jugular vein and placement of an indwelling venous introducer sheath. The anatomy of the left internal jugular vein and possible mechanisms of accidental mediastinal penetration with this approach are discussed. Extreme caution must be exercised when using the left internal jugular venous access route and an indwelling venous introducer sheath.

KW - complications

KW - Left internal jugular veins

KW - Mediastinal entry

KW - Pacemaker wire

KW - Pulmonary artery catheters

UR - http://www.scopus.com/inward/record.url?scp=0021988866&partnerID=8YFLogxK

UR - http://www.scopus.com/inward/citedby.url?scp=0021988866&partnerID=8YFLogxK

U2 - 10.1007/BF00258542

DO - 10.1007/BF00258542

M3 - Article

C2 - 3998276

AN - SCOPUS:0021988866

VL - 11

SP - 154

EP - 157

JO - Intensive Care Medicine

JF - Intensive Care Medicine

SN - 0342-4642

IS - 3

ER -