Peripheral Venous Cutdown

  • Jeffrey Kile
  • Katrina John
  • Amish Aghera


Distorted anatomy of peripheral venous access sites


Cannulation Venous catheter(s) Vascular access Resuscitation Saphenous vein 

Selected Reading

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    Chappell S, Vilke GM, Chan TC, et al. Peripheral venous cutdown. J Emerg Med. 2006;31:411–6.CrossRefPubMedGoogle Scholar
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    Klofas E. A quicker saphenous vein cutdown and a better way to teach it. J Trauma. 1997;43:985–7.CrossRefPubMedGoogle Scholar
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    McIntosh BB, Dulchavsky SA. Peripheral vascular cutdown. Crit Care Clin. 1992;8:807–18.PubMedGoogle Scholar
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    Nocito A, Wildi S, Rufibach K, et al. Randomized clinical trial comparing venous cutdown with the Seldinger technique for placement of implantable venous access ports. Br J Surg. 2009;96:1129–34.CrossRefPubMedGoogle Scholar
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    Shockley LW, Butzier DJ. A modified wire-guided technique for venous cutdown access. Ann Emerg Med. 1990;19:393–5.CrossRefPubMedGoogle Scholar

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Emergency MedicineEisenhower Medical CenterRancho MirageUSA
  2. 2.Department of Emergency MedicineMaimonides Medical CenterNew YorkUSA

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