Percutaneous catheterization of the brachial vein for central venous access

K. B. Kwun, S. Gorfine, M. Berman, T. J. Iberti, C. W. Bryan-Brown

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A method of percutaneous central venous catheterization involving the brachial vein is described. A constant anatomic location and large diameter of brachial vein render a high chance of successful veinpuncture. The gradual increasing size of venous catheters with initial small needle puncture minimizes the possibility of a complication. This technique is recommended when usual percutaneous central venous access is not available.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)287-288
Number of pages2
JournalSurgery Gynecology and Obstetrics
Issue number3
StatePublished - 1984


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