Direct axillary cannulation with open Seldinger-guided technique: is it safe?

Direct axillary cannulation with open Seldinger-guided technique: is it safe?

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"Axillary artery cannulation is commonly used in thoracic aortic surgery, often utilizing a sidearm graft. Although our institutional preference is femoral cannulation, we use axillary cannulation in select cases with a ‘dirty’ aorta on computed tomography scan or intraoperative transoesophageal echocardiography. Since 2011, we have routinely used an open Seldinger-guided approach for axillary cannulation. Here, we report our experience with open Seldinger-guided technique, evaluating its safety and efficacy."1


1. Direct axillary cannulation with open Seldinger-guided technique: is it safe?
Carino D, Mori M, Pang PYK, Singh M, Elkinany S et al.
Eur J Cardiothorac Surg. 2017 Nov 20. [Epub ahead of print]


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