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The thoracic inlet and first rib

  • John Craven
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    John Craven FRCS was formerly Consultant Surgeon at York District Hospital, York, UK. He was trained in Manchester, Uganda, and Cardiff. He is past chairman of the primary examiners of the Royal College of Surgeons of England
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      Abstract

      The anatomy of the thoracic inlet is described in this article with special reference to those features important for the safe and successful technique of percutaneous catheterization of the subclavian vein.

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