Journal of Anesthesia

, Volume 21, Issue 3, pp 448–448 | Cite as

Ultrasound observation of the subclavian vein: changes in the diameter with the head tilted down

  • Makoto Kawano
  • Kowa Yoshimine
Letters to the editor


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Makoto Kawano
    • 1
  • Kowa Yoshimine
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of AnesthesiaKagoshima Medical CenterKagoshimaJapan
  2. 2.Department of PsychiatryKagoshima Prefectural Aira HospitalKagoshimaJapan

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