Ultrasound-guided percutaneous right brachiocephalic vein cannulation in a 5-year-old patient with bilaterally occluded internal jugular veins due to previous access by venous cut-down: A case report


JOURNAL OF VASCULAR ACCESS, vol.23, no.5, pp.819-821, 2022 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 23 Issue: 5
  • Publication Date: 2022
  • Doi Number: 10.1177/11297298211011883
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus, EMBASE, MEDLINE
  • Page Numbers: pp.819-821
  • Keywords: Techniques and procedures, Intensive care, catheters, dialysis access, oncology access, ultrasonography, doppler evaluation
  • Hacettepe University Affiliated: Yes


The open surgical venous cut-down technique is widely performed in cases of long-term treatment including administration of chemotherapy, parenteral nutrition, or replacement therapies. However, it has been recommended to avoid this technique considering the resultant unpredictable alterations in the veins draining the relevant site, especially in patients who may need central venous cannulation (CVC) during disease progression. We aimed to report on CVC in a 5-year-old child who had previously undergone bilateral internal jugular venous access by the open venous cut-down technique, in order to highlight the importance of performing the Rapid Central Vein Assessment protocol prior to any intervention and considering to abandon the use of the open surgical venous cut-down technique by gaining experience with ultrasound-guided percutaneous techniques.