Saudi Journal of Anaesthesia

CASE REPORT
Year
: 2010  |  Volume : 4  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 28--30

Ultrasound-guided central venous catheterization in prone position


Khalid Sofi1, Samer Arab2 
1 Staff Physician, Department of Anesthesia, King Abdul-Aziz Medical City, King Fahad National Guard Hospital, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
2 Consultant, Department of Anesthesia, King Abdul-Aziz Medical City, King Fahad National Guard Hospital, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia

Correspondence Address:
Samer Arab
Consultant Anesthesiologist, Department of Anesthesia, Mc 1311, King Abdul-Aziz Medical City, King Fahad National Guard Hospital, P.O. 22490, Riyadh 11426
Saudi Arabia

Central venous catheterization (CVC) is a commonly performed intraoperative procedure. Traditionally, CVC placement is performed blindly using anatomic landmarks as a guide to vessel position. Real-time ultrasound provides the operator the benefit of visualizing the target vein and the surrounding anatomic structures prior to and during the catheter insertion, thereby minimizing complications and increasing speed of placement. A 22-year-old male underwent open reduction and internal fixation of acetabulum fracture in prone position. Excessive continuous bleeding intraoperatively warranted placement of CVC in right internal jugular vein (IJV), which was not possible in prone position without the help of ultrasound. Best view of right IJV was obtained and CVC was placed using real-time ultrasound without complications. Ultrasound-guided CVC placement can be done in atypical patient positions where traditional anatomic landmark technique has no role. Use of ultrasound not only increases the speed of placement but also reduces complications known with the traditional blind technique.


How to cite this article:
Sofi K, Arab S. Ultrasound-guided central venous catheterization in prone position.Saudi J Anaesth 2010;4:28-30


How to cite this URL:
Sofi K, Arab S. Ultrasound-guided central venous catheterization in prone position. Saudi J Anaesth [serial online] 2010 [cited 2022 Jul 3 ];4:28-30
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