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Case Reports in Anesthesiology
Volume 2017, Article ID 9789427, 3 pages
Case Report

Ultrasound-Guided Subclavian Vein Cannulation in Neonate via Supraclavicular Approach

Department of Anesthesiology & Pain Medicine, Dumlupinar University Hospital, Merkez, Kutahya, Turkey

Correspondence should be addressed to Onur Balaban; moc.liamg@rdnabalabo

Received 19 April 2017; Accepted 8 June 2017; Published 9 July 2017

Academic Editor: Kuang-I Cheng

Copyright © 2017 Onur Balaban and Tayfun Aydın. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.


Central venous cannulation of infants may be challenging. Ultrasonography is recommended and has been found superior to classic landmark technique in pediatric central venous cannulation. The cannulation of the subclavian vein using supraclavicular approach under real-time ultrasound guidance is a novel technique. It may have advantages over ultrasound-guided jugular vein cannulation in specific patients. We report a case of 3200-gram 20-day-old anencephalic neonate who had a diffuse generalized edema. The neonate was cannulated successfully via subclavian vein using supraclavicular approach under ultrasound guidance.