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Difficult pulmonary artery catheterization in a patient with persistent left superior vena cava.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  9876797     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
A persistent left superior vena cava is an uncommon congenital abnormality. It arises when the left anterior cardinal vein fails to regress during the embryonic period. Although such patients are usually asymptomatic, they may have associated cardiovascular abnormalities. The anaesthetist may encounter difficulty in the insertion of pulmonary artery catheters. Other implications in the management of these patients in the operating theatre or intensive care unit are discussed.
Y C Lai; J C Goh; S H Lim; T G Seah
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Anaesthesia and intensive care     Volume:  26     ISSN:  0310-057X     ISO Abbreviation:  Anaesth Intensive Care     Publication Date:  1998 Dec 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1999-03-03     Completed Date:  1999-03-03     Revised Date:  2006-08-28    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0342017     Medline TA:  Anaesth Intensive Care     Country:  AUSTRALIA    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  671-3     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Anesthesiology, Tan Tock Seng Hospital, Singapore.
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MeSH Terms
Catheterization, Central Venous
Catheterization, Swan-Ganz* / methods
Vena Cava, Superior / abnormalities*

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