Research Article
Volume 6 Issue 7 - 2020
Ultrasound-Guided Catheterisation of Axillary Vein of a Small Size
Aleksey Karavaev*
Pokrov City Hospital, Saint-Petersburg, Russia
*Corresponding Author: Aleksey Karavaev, Pokrov City Hospital, Saint-Petersburg, Russia.
Received: March 16, 2020; Published: June 30, 2020


Introduction: It is recommended nowadays to perform invasive procedures under ultrasound guidance. Efficacy profile for axillary/subclavian vein catheterization, however, was not shown to improve under ultrasound guidance according to the results of six meta-analyses. Small size is an obvious obstacle to catheterization of any vessel and should be taken into account during the procedure.

Aim: To study safety and effectiveness profile of ultrasound-guided catheterisation of Axillary Vein of a Small Size.

Materials and Methods: Ultrasound-guided catheterisation of axillary vein of a small size was performed using optimised technique in 12 patients.

Results: Technique was successful at first skin and vein puncture without needle redirections in 11 out of 12 cases, mean time to guidewire insertion was 171 ± 6s. There were no mechanical complications.

Conclusion: Optimised technique for ultrasound-guided catheterisation of axillary vein of a small size is effective and safe and can be introduced into clinical practice.

Keywords: Central Vein Catheterization; Subclavian Vein; Axillary Vein; Ultrasound-Guided Catheterization; Long-Axis View; Cross-Sectional Area


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Citation: Aleksey Karavaev. “Ultrasound-Guided Catheterisation of Axillary Vein of a Small Size”. EC Anaesthesia 6.7 (2020): 22-27.

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