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Central Venous Cannulation Techniques

  • Nicola Disma
  • Marinella Astuto
Part of the Anaesthesia, Intensive Care and Pain in Neonates and Children book series (AICPNC)


Central venous cannulation (CVC) is a commonly performed procedure in anesthesia and intensive care. It facilitates optimal anesthetic and perioperative management particularly the management of high-risk patients and the long-term management of those with chronic underlying diseases. To insert a central venous line means to place a catheter within the thoracic cavity, with the tip terminating in the joint between the right atrium and the superior vena cava (SVC). CVC is important in infants and children because of the need to establish and maintain a vascular access.


Pediatric Intensive Care Unit Vascular Access Superior Vena Cava Central Venous Line Intravenous Lipid Emulsion 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Nicola Disma
    • 1
  • Marinella Astuto
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of Anesthesia, Pediatric and Neonatal Intensive Care“G. Gaslini” Children’s HospitalGenoaItaly
  2. 2.Department of Anesthesia and Intensive Care, Pediatric Anesthesia and Intensive Care SectionCatania University HospitalCataniaItaly

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