Venous anatomy for central venous access

Charles E. Ray, John A. Kaufman

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The principles of venous anatomy are discussed with relation to placement of central venous access devices. Normal venous anatomy of the neck, upper extremities, chest, and abdomen is presented. In addition, important collateral pathways and common anatomic variants are reviewed.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)239-248
Number of pages10
JournalSeminars in Interventional Radiology
Issue number3
StatePublished - 1998
Externally publishedYes


  • Catheters and catheterization
  • Central venous access
  • Veins, extremities
  • Veins, jugular
  • Veins, vena cava

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging
  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine


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