AssessmentsThoracic Cavity: Venous drainage
Thoracic Cavity: Venous drainage
Into which major cerebral vein do the dural venous sinuses drain?
USMLE® Step 2 style questions USMLE
A 30-year-old man is brought to the hospital after being involved in a motor vehicle collision. He was an unrestrained passenger in a vehicle that was hit when another vehicle ran a red light. He is unconscious and intubated on the scene. He presents to the hospital with a pulse of 120/min and blood pressure of 85/40 mm Hg. Focused assessment with sonography for trauma (FAST) is positive for blood within the peritoneum. He is rushed to the operating room for an exploratory laparotomy. Prior the procedure the anesthesiologist places a central venous catheter to assist with rapid fluid and blood product administration. Which of the following is the best technique to place a subclavian central venous catheter?