Case study demonstrates absent internal jugular vein

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“Imaging showed a single pulsatile vessel, which was non compressible suggestive of the carotid artery with no evidence of the IJV” Rewari et al (2015).

Reference:

Rewari, V., Chandran, R., Ramachandran, R. and Trikha, A. (2015) Absent internal jugular vein: Another case for ultrasound guided vascular access. Indian Journal of Critical Care Medicine. 19(1), p.53-4.

Extract:

The right side of the neck was examined carefully, and no evidence of scarring suggesting previous surgery or cannulation was seen. The ICU consultant scanned the right side of the neck carefully using a portable ultrasound (US) machine (IMAGIC Agile, Kontron Medical, WA, USA) with a linear, high frequency transducer (7.5–12 MHz). Care was taken to apply minimal pressure on the probe to prevent collapse of the IJV. Imaging showed a single pulsatile vessel, which was non compressible suggestive of the carotid artery with no evidence of the IJV.

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