Cannulation of neonates for venovenous extracorporeal life support

Giles J. Peek, Richard K. Firmin, Hillary M. Moore, Andrezej W. Sosnowski

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Venovenous access via a double-lumen cannula in the right internal jugular vein is the extracorporeal life support mode of choice for neonates with respiratory failure. We report a simplified method of cannulation. The advantages of this 'semi-Seldinger' method include the ability to cannulate without ligating the internal jugular vein, and to adjust the position of the cannula and decannulate without re-exploring the wound.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1851-1852
Number of pages2
JournalAnnals of Thoracic Surgery
Issue number6
StatePublished - Jun 1996


ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery
  • Pulmonary and Respiratory Medicine
  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine

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Peek, G. J., Firmin, R. K., Moore, H. M., & Sosnowski, A. W. (1996). Cannulation of neonates for venovenous extracorporeal life support. Annals of Thoracic Surgery, 61(6), 1851-1852.