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RESEARCH ARTICLE

A Simple Technique to Prevent External Jugular Vein Compression after Microanastomosis

Prabha S Yadav, Quazi G Ahmad, Vinay K Shankhdhar, GI Nambi

Citation Information : Yadav PS, Ahmad QG, Shankhdhar VK, Nambi G. A Simple Technique to Prevent External Jugular Vein Compression after Microanastomosis. Int J Head Neck Surg 2010; 1 (2):97-98.

DOI: 10.5005/jp-journals-10001-1017

Published Online: 01-08-2010

Copyright Statement:  Copyright © 2010; Jaypee Brothers Medical Publishers (P) Ltd.


Abstract

External jugular vein (EJV) is one of the most commonly used veins for microanastomosis in head and reconstruction. Being in the subcutaneous plane, the EJV is prone for compression from both external and internal factors after mobilization for anastomosis. To prevent this, we describe a technique where a trench is created in the sternomastoid muscle in which the EJV is placed safely and prevented from compression.


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