internal jugular vein

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Noun1.internal jugular vein - a continuation of the sigmoid sinus of the dura mater; joins the subclavian vein to form the brachiocephalic vein
jugular, jugular vein, vena jugularis - veins in the neck that return blood from the head
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The internal jugular vein had been cut through, with such violence, judging by the appearances, that the wound could not have been inflicted, in the act of suicide, by the hand of the deceased person.
On the left side of the internal jugular vein, there was evidence of hyperplasia, vascular expansion, and significant proliferation of the vascular endothelium.
Following assessment of the subclavian vein, the internal jugular vein should be examined as well.
We therefore strongly believe that FHC placement should be reserved for patients in whom internal jugular vein catheterisation was unsuccessful or is contraindicated.
We report a case of a patient who required CVC and had extensive involvement of BP caused by the nerve sheath tumour, which resembled the internal jugular vein and external carotid artery, as observed on US of the neck.
Advantages of right internal jugular vein cannulation relate to the fact that it has got good external landmarks, its consistent and predictable anatomic location, its valve-less course to the superior vena cava and right atrium.
On deep dissection, the projectile was found to have passed through left sternocleidomastoid muscle, both anterior and posterior walls of the internal jugular vein, and impacted into the paravertebral fascia.
Thromboplebitis occurs at the primary site of infection and it gradually involves the surrounding deep neck veins especially the internal jugular vein.
Al-Noury, "Spontaneous and nonspontaneous internal jugular vein thrombosis," Head & Neck, vol.
In a recent study, by the means of repeated countered measure of the elliptical internal jugular vein, a significant risk of flow rate underestimation with the assumption of a cylindrical venous shape has been demonstrated,.
Caption: Figure 1: CT scan of the neck which shows (arrow) a filling defect of the right internal jugular vein due to partial thrombotic occlusion.
The veins generally used are the internal jugular vein (neck), the subclavian vein (chest), and the femoral vein (groin).

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