Comparison of the Trendelenburg position versus upper-limb tourniquet on internal jugular vein diameter

Karaaslan P., Gokay B. V. , Karakaya M. A. , Darcin K., Karakaya A. D. , Ormeci T., ...More

ANNALS OF SAUDI MEDICINE, vol.37, no.4, pp.308-312, 2017 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 37 Issue: 4
  • Publication Date: 2017
  • Doi Number: 10.5144/0256-4947.2017.308
  • Title of Journal : ANNALS OF SAUDI MEDICINE
  • Page Numbers: pp.308-312


BACKGROUND: Central venous cannulation is a necessary invasive procedure for fluid management, haemodynamic monitoring and vasoactive drug therapy. The right internal jugular vein (RIJV) is the preferred site. Enlargement of the jugular vein area facilitates catheterization and reduces complication rates. Common methods to enlarge the RIJV cross-sectional area are the Trendelenburg position and the Valsalva maneuver.