Safe subclavian vein cannulation

Errington C. Thompson, Lewis E. Calver

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Physicians and other advanced medical personnel commonly perform subclavian vein cannulation. Success depends on adequate knowledge of the anatomy. With this knowledge subclavian vein cannulation can be performed with low complication rates. The manuscript reviews the anatomy and the literature of subclavian vein cannulation.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)180-183
Number of pages4
JournalAmerican Surgeon
Issue number2
StatePublished - Dec 12 2005


ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery

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Thompson, E. C., & Calver, L. E. (2005). Safe subclavian vein cannulation. American Surgeon, 71(2), 180-183.