Monitoring of Jugular Bulb Hemoglobin Oxygen Saturation (SjvO2)

  • C. K. Spiss
  • A. Bacher
  • U. M. Illievich
Conference paper


Jugular bulb hemoglobin oxygen saturation is a variable that provides information about the global oxygen status of the brain. The technique of retrograde cannulation of the internal jugular vein and advancing a catheter into the jugular venous bulb made it possible, with certain limitations, to measure the oxygen saturation (SO2) and oxygen content (cO2) of blood that represents a mixture of the venous drainage from all brain regions.


Jugular Bulb Acute Brain Injury Arterial Carbon Dioxide Tension Internal Jugular Vein Cannulation Cerebral Venous Drainage 
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  • C. K. Spiss
  • A. Bacher
  • U. M. Illievich

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