Thursday, April 14, 2016

Q: What are the advantages and disadvantages of Right subclavian central venous catheter over Left subclavian central venous catheter?


  • lower risk of pneumothorax due to the lower pleural apex 
  • no risk of thoracic duct injury due to its absebce on this side


  • Higher chances of catheter malposition 
  • Higher chances of vessel trauma 


 The clinical anatomy of several invasive procedures. American Association of Clinical Anatomists, Educational Affairs Committee. Clin Anat 1999; 12:43.

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