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Anatomic and pathophysiologic studies of the human internal jugular valve.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  3631396     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
The results of anatomic and hemodynamic studies of the human internal jugular valve, which is the only venous valve between the right atrium of the heart and the brain, have been reported. Tricuspid internal jugular valves were present in two cadaver subjects without any observed compromise in competency. Most valves tested were competent, with the exception of those from one cadaver which were apparently congenitally incompetent. Acquired or congenital internal jugular valve incompetence may impair cerebral venous return, especially when intrathoracic pressure is increased by positive-pressure ventilation. Screening for internal jugular valve incompetence with a Doppler flowmeter before utilizing this type of mechanical ventilation may help prevent the deleterious effects of cerebral venous congestion.
L P Dresser; W M McKinney
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't    
Journal Detail:
Title:  American journal of surgery     Volume:  154     ISSN:  0002-9610     ISO Abbreviation:  Am. J. Surg.     Publication Date:  1987 Aug 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1987-10-06     Completed Date:  1987-10-06     Revised Date:  2006-11-15    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0370473     Medline TA:  Am J Surg     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  220-4     Citation Subset:  AIM; IM    
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MeSH Terms
Cerebrovascular Circulation
Jugular Veins / anatomy & histology*,  physiopathology

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