Jugular Bulb Measurements (SJVO2)

  • Bo-Michael Bellander
  • Peter Reinstrup


Jugular bulb venous oxygen saturation (SjvO2) is the percentage of oxygen bound to haemoglobin in the blood returning from the brain. This reflects the residue of oxygen in blood having passed the brain tissue. SjvO2 can give information about global hypoperfusion or hypoxemia, but there are many concerns when looking at focal brain pathologies.


Cerebral Blood Flow Internal Jugular Vein Jugular Bulb Global Cerebral Blood Flow Mastoid Bone 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Clinical Neuroscience, Section for NeurosurgeryKarolinska University HospitalSolnaSweden
  2. 2.Department of Intensive and Perioperative CareSkanes University HospitalLundLund

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