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A 65-year-old woman comes to the emergency ...

Lung and common carotid artery

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submitted by hayayah(449),

Catheter placement:


Recall that the lung apex extends above the first rib.

hungrybox  His expression is so blissful. U can tell they're shootin up some full u-opioid agonist codeine type of shit and not some shitty partial u-opioid agonist buprenorphine type of shit or some shit like loperamide that doesn't even act on the CNS +9  
rerdwins  even better, if you recall that the esophagus is RETROperitoneal ( its in like half the answer choices). hence, to get to it you have to go WAAYYYYY deep ( like rick and morty smuggling shit). after that, the lung option makes the most sense. +4  
hello  Also, pulmonary artery is way too far away to be damaged by internal jugular vein catherization. +  

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submitted by eacv(6),

here is also a picture about the veins and proximity to the lungs