welcome redditors!to snoo-finity ... and beyond!

NBME 21 Answers

nbme21/Block 2/Question#50

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

Lung and common carotid artery

Login to comment/vote.

 +10  upvote downvote
submitted by hayayah(414),

Catheter placement:

https://aneskey.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/08/image00804.jpeg

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 +8  
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. +  




 +0  upvote downvote
submitted by eacv(6),

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

https://ars.els-cdn.com/content/image/1-s2.0-S0007091217327587-gr1.jpg