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A dreaded complication of internal jugular vein (IJV) cannulation is common carotid artery (CCA) puncture/cannulation, which has decreased, but not been eliminated, with ultrasound (US) guidance.1 Typically, with the head/neck in midline position, the IJV lies mostly lateral to the CCA.2 When the head is turned to the contralateral side for IJV cannulation, the IJV moves anteriorly and medially such that a considerable percentage of it now …
Contributors FJ, AM-HH, RA and GBM helped prepare the figure, drafted and revised the manuscript, and approved of the final version.
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