Variable anatomical relationship of phrenic nerve and subclavian vein: clinical implication for subclavian vein catheterization.
Br J Anaesth. 2011 Mar;106(3):348-51
Authors: Paraskevas GK, Raikos A, Chouliaras K, Papaziogas B
During subclavian vein catheterization, a potential, but rare, hazard is the phrenic nerve injury, which compromises respiratory function. We conducted a cadaver study focused on the possible anatomical relationships between the subclavian vein and the phrenic nerve.
PMID: 21233111 [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]