jugular veins


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jug·u·lar veins

n. venas yugulares, venas que llevan la sangre de la cabeza y del cuello al corazón.
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When the man was dead an examination disclosed the unmistakable marks of an animal's fangs deeply sunken into the jugular vein.
One arm was nearly severed by the giant fangs, and a great piece had been torn from his neck, exposing his jugular vein, which the cruel jaws had missed but by a miracle.
Kantos Kan perceived my coup and stepping quickly to my side he placed his foot upon my neck and withdrawing his sword from my body gave me the final death blow through the neck which is supposed to sever the jugular vein, but in this instance the cold blade slipped harmlessly into the sand of the arena.
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.
Just over the external jugular vein there were two punctures, not large, but not wholesome looking.
Consequently, dilatation of the jugular veins may be a result of compression of the superior vena cava, which indicates potential pathologies within the mediastinum or pericardial sac (Balachandra et al.).
The role of anticoagulation is still controversial; according to anecdotes, it can prevent the formation of new septic emboli in the internal jugular veins; however, it is usually indicated only in patients with pelvic thrombophlebitis [1, 10].
The cephalic veins of both right and left upper limbs course a supraclavicular route to drain into the right and left external jugular veins, respectively.
The JVA is an infrequently found transverse connecting trunk extending across the midline between the two anterior jugular veins (AJV) of either side and lying in the suprasternal space between superficial and pretracheal layers of the cervical fascia.
Safe placement of central venous catheter into internal jugular veins. Arch Surg 1970;101(3):431-2.
Multiple variations of the superficial jugular veins: case report and clinical relevance.
In normal people, they measured at 0[degrees] a flow of 700 mL/min (270) in the internal jugular veins (IJVs) and another of 40 mL/min (20) in the vertebral veins (VVs); with the head at 90[degrees], the flow rate changed completely and was 70 mL/min (100) and 210 mL/min (120), respectively, in the IJVs and in the VVs.