The Sitting Position

  • Jörn Bo Madsen
  • Georg Emil Cold


From a surgical aspect, the sitting position improves access to infratentorial structures and improves venous drainage. On the other hand the hydrostatic difference between cerebral veins and the right atrium augment risks of air embolism and the change in position might provoke postural hypotension.


Pulmonary Arterial Pressure Fossa Posterior Surgery Infratentorial Structure Neck Compression Jugular Venous Bulb 


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© Springer-Verlag Wien 1990

Authors and Affiliations

  • Jörn Bo Madsen
    • 1
  • Georg Emil Cold
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of AnaesthesiologyCopenhagen County Hospital at HvidovreHvidovreDenmark
  2. 2.Department of NeuroanaesthesiologyÅrhus KommunehospitalÅrhusDenmark

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