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Case Reports in Radiology
Volume 2017 (2017), Article ID 2790290, 5 pages
https://doi.org/10.1155/2017/2790290
Case Report

Port Placement via the Anterior Jugular Venous System: Case Report, Anatomic Considerations, and Literature Review

Radiological Department, Bethesda-Hospital Duisburg, Heerstr. 219, 47053 Duisburg, Germany

Correspondence should be addressed to Gernot Rott

Received 14 February 2017; Accepted 28 March 2017; Published 10 April 2017

Academic Editor: Dimitrios Tsetis

Copyright © 2017 Gernot Rott and Frieder Boecker. 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.

Abstract

We report on a patient who was referred for port implantation with a two-chamber pacemaker aggregate on the right and total occlusion of the central veins on the left side. Venous access for port implantation was performed via left side puncture of the horizontal segment of the anterior jugular vein system (AJVS) and insertion of the port catheter using a crossover technique from the left to the right venous system via the jugular venous arch (JVA). The clinical significance of the AJVS and the JVA for central venous access and port implantation is emphasised and the corresponding literature is reviewed.