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Schouten van der Velden Arjan P - - 2009
Within this report, we present a patient with difficulty of swallowing caused by an aberrant right subclavian artery. This is a congenital anomaly with the right subclavian artery originating from the dorsal part of the aortic arch and coursing through the mediastinum between the esophagus and the vertebral column. The ...
Botta L - - 2009
Intentional closure of the left subclavian artery (LSA) during an endovascular procedure can be complicated by retrograde filling of the excluded aorta, increasing the risk of aneurysm expansion and sudden rupture. Retrograde coil embolization of the LSA, as alternative to open subclavian ligature, is a safe and effective method of ...
Rajput Rajeeve - - 2009
Subclavian artery aneurysms are uncommon. Presentation with complication of rupture is extremely rare. We report a patient presenting as hemothorax and shock because of ruptured right subclavian artery aneurysm. This was successfully treated with placement of a covered stent with good clinical outcome.
Yang Ming-Hsun - - 2009
A right-sided aortic arch with an aneurysm of the aberrant subclavian artery is a rare disease. We report a case of Kommerell's diverticulum of an aberrant left subclavian artery in a patient with a right-sided aortic arch. Fewer than 50 cases have been reported in the literature. A number of ...
Lin Chih Ming - - 2009
We report a 28-year-old male who presented with severe vertigo, vomiting, diplopia, clumsiness of right extremities. Physical examination revealed low reading of blood pressure in the left upper limb and evidence of mild left upper limb ischemia. On neurological examination he had right cerebellar ataxia. Computed tomography and magnetic resonance ...
Glass Carolyn - - 2009
Given the increasing numbers of patients requiring long-term hemodialysis, there is an inevitably increasing population of patients with occluded central venous inflow (subclavian, innominate, and caval) despite access or access possibilities in the arm. In an effort to avoid sternotomy, we have attempted to treat these patients with a substernally ...
Kedora John - - 2009
Aberrant right subclavian artery aneurysms are rare but demonstrate a propensity toward rupture; thus, early elective repair is mandated. Novel endovascular modalities are available to offer less-invasive treatment for a patient population with increasing comorbidities. We report a case of a 65-year-old woman with an aberrant right subclavian artery aneurysm ...
Jahromi Babak S - - 2009
BACKGROUND: Removal of large-bore venous catheters misplaced within the subclavian artery risks significant hemorrhage due to the noncompressible entry site. Comorbidities in these patients often make traditional surgical approaches prohibitive. CASE DESCRIPTION: We present a case of inadvertent subclavian artery placement of a central venous catheter complicated by thromboembolic stroke, ...
Sakamoto Shigeyuki - - 2009
A subclavian artery aneurysm associated with Neurofibromatosis type 1 (NF 1) is extremely rare. We report a ruptured pseudo-aneurysm of the subclavian artery in a patient with NF 1 treated with endovascular surgery. A 51 year old man with NF 1 presented with initially sudden left neck pain and continuous ...
Meyer Carsten - - 2009
Since its approval as an occlusive device in the peripheral vasculature in 2004, the first-generation Amplatzer Vascular Plug (AVP; AGA Medical, Golden Valley, MN, USA) has already become a therapeutic alternative to coil embolization in dedicated cases. Here, we present for the first time, a case of type II endoleak ...
Molnár Levente - - 2009
Subclavian artery puncture and dilation with 9 Fr dilator during pacemaker implantation is a rare complication. We present a case, where this complication occurred and the injury was sealed with collagen-based closure device without any complications. Long term follow-up and the control angio-CT revealed no further late vascular complications. Therefore, ...
Davidović Lazar B - - 2009
Arterial complications of thoracic outlet compression have serious potential implications; however, these complications rarely appear. Between 1990 and 2006, prospectively collected data on 27 patients with arterial complications of thoracic outlet syndrome were analyzed. The causes of arterial compression were cervical rib (20 [74.1%]), abnormalities of the first thoracic rib ...
Takizawa Kenji - - 2009
Locally or recurrent advanced breast cancers can receive arterial blood supply from various arteries, such as the internal thoracic artery (ITA), the lateral thoracic artery, and the other small arterial branches originating from the subclavian artery. Failure to catheterize and subsequent formation of collateral arterial blood supply from various arteries ...
Nanda Sudip - - 2009
We describe a case of recurrent pulmonary edema after hemodialysis despite the patient being at ideal dry weight. Coronary-subclavian steal syndrome can cause serious complications in end-stage renal disease patients on hemodialysis. This is a case of subclavian steal, made worse by hemodialysis, using an upper limb hemodialysis fistula. Complete ...
Jahangiri Bijan - - 2009
Severe stenosis or occlusion of the subclavian artery is a rare clinical finding, even more so for bilateral existence of the condition. Subclavian artery stenosis and occlusion leads to erroneously low blood pressure values when measured at the brachial artery on the ipsilateral side. Widespread clinical reliance on a sole ...
Türkvatan Aysel - - 2009
The purpose of this study was to evaluate the utility of 16-slice multidetector computed tomographic (MDCT) angiography for identifying anatomic features of aberrant subclavian arteries. Seventeen patients with aberrant subclavian arteries were assessed by MDCT angiography. The aortic arch position, the presence of a Kommerell's diverticulum, aneurysm, vascular compression of ...
Tokue Hiroyuki - - 2009
Central venous cannulation through the right internal jugular vein is a widely used technique, and complications due to this procedure are very rare. We report two cases of right massive hemothorax due to inadvertent puncture of a right subclavian artery. Digital subtraction angiography demonstrated a perforated subclavian artery in both ...
Devriendt Arnaud - - 2009
Inadvertent puncture of the subclavian artery is a relatively frequent and potentially disastrous complication of attempted central venous access. Due to its noncompressible location, accidental subclavian arterial cannulation may result in hemorrhage as the sheath is removed. We report a new case of successful percutaneous closure of the subclavian artery ...
Morasch Mark D - - 2009
When performed properly, a transposition is the most efficient and most durable procedure for reconstructing the subclavian artery for proximal occlusive disease or to extend the landing zone in the aortic arch prior to endovascular therapy for thoracic aortic pathology. The proximal subclavian artery, on the right or on the ...
Bohora Shomu - - 2009
Multiple venous accesses are required for catheter placement during electrophysiology study and ablation. Internal jugular/subclavian venous access, though restricted nowadays, can be important in difficult situations.
Rispoli P - - 2011
A 62-year-old man was incidentally diagnosed with a completely asymptomatic aberrant right subclavian artery (ARSA) aneurysm with a maximum diameter of 4.5 cm. This condition presents a postrupture mortality rate of 50% and the morbidity-mortality rates reported in the literature with traditional open repair procedures are of 25%. In our ...
Lee Sun Hwa - - 2009
A previously healthy 40-year-old woman presented as unstable angina. She had a family history of stroke as the only cardiovascular risk factor. Her blood pressure on admission was 150/90 mmHg. Laboratory study showed absolutely all negative markers of inflammation, autoimmune disorders, or atherosclerosis. Coronary angiography revealed subtotal ostial stenosis of ...
Chloros George D - - 2009
Direct vascular etiologies of upper plexus thoracic outlet syndrome (TOS) other than the subclavian vessels are exceptional. This is a unique case of an anomalous artery and its accompanying vein causing direct compression to the upper brachial plexus causing TOS. All symptoms resolved after successful treatment consisting of ligation and ...
Chin Hsien-Kuo - - 2008
Arterial occlusive disease of the arch vessels is often associated with flow reversal in the vertebral artery of such patients, the so-called subclavian steal syndrome. We treated two such cases that were diagnosed based on symptoms, physical examination and angiography. In the first case, the occlusive lesion was found at ...
Ahn Dong-Choon - - 2008
This study examined the branching pattern of the aortic arch and its major branches in Korean water deer (Hydropotes inermis argyropus, Heude, 1884). Silicone casts were taken from the vessels of 23 carcasses (male 14, female 9) with body weights ranging from 1.3-16.0 kg through a retrograde injection into the ...
Struck M F - - 2008
BACKGROUND: The lost guidewire in central venous catheterization is a commonly described complication. The percutaneous endovascular retrieval method is safe and has a very low complication rate. OBJECTIVES: Guidewires extending to the inferior cava vein are usually retrieved via the femoral vein. Under special circumstances, femoral venous access may be ...
Linni K - - 2008
Current management of subclavian artery (SA) lesions is controversial. Subclavian-to-carotid artery transposition (SCT) may be challenging but exhibits unparalleled long-term results. Stent-supported percutaneous transluminal angioplasty (sPTA) is technically easier but not always feasible. Long-term results and comparisons have not been published. We compared both methods performed by vascular surgeons. Data ...
Botta Luca - - 2008
OBJECTIVE: The operative timing and management of acute traumatic aortic rupture are matters of debate. We reviewed our experience with endovascular repair of acute traumatic aortic rupture, focusing on these topics. METHODS: From 1998 to 2007, 31 patients were referred to our institute for acute traumatic rupture of the descending ...
Peterson Mark D - - 2008
OBJECTIVE: Increasing experience with thoracic aortic stent grafts has led to a more aggressive approach to thoracic aortic pathologies in the distal aortic arch and proximal descending thoracic aorta. To increase the length of the proximal landing zone, it is sometimes necessary to cover the left subclavian artery with the ...
Beşoğul Y - - 2008
The optimal revascularization strategy for patients with subclavian and coronary artery disease has not yet been established. A few reports exist regarding the management of patients who have both occlusive disease of the subclavian arteries and coronary artery disease. We present a case simultaneously treated with CABG and subclavian artery ...
Cooke Daniel - - 2008
In this article, we review current practices in therapeutic embolization of the head and neck. Major applications including vascular malformations, highly vascular tumors, trauma, and other sources of hemorrhage are discussed. We emphasize the importance of a thorough knowledge of head and neck vascular anatomy, especially of potential connections to ...
Tummala Ramachandra P - - 2009
Subclavian steal is a well-described angiographic finding and clinical syndrome that rarely results in vertebrobasilar ischemic symptoms. In classic subclavian steal, left subclavian artery (SA) stenosis occurs proximal to the left vertebral artery (VA) origin. We report a symptomatic variant of this syndrome that occurred in the setting of left ...
Magagna Paolo - - 2008
The creation of a fistula between the subclavian artery and the oesophagus is extremely rare. All the reported cases of subclavian oesophagus-arterial fistulae have been described either in aberrant subclavian arteries or as caused by foreign bodies in the oesophagus. In this article, a case of fistulous communication between an ...
Simon R W - - 2008
Atherosclerotic lesions of the upper extremity arise three to five times more often at the origin of the left subclavian artery than on the right side. The aim of this study was to investigate, whether the hemodynamic forces (peak wall shear rate) in the large supra-aortic branches measured by MRI ...
Tjang Yanto S - - 2008
The combination of right cervical aortic arch, aberrant retroesophageal left subclavian artery originating from a Kommerell's diverticulum, and a ligamentum arteriosum, constitutes a rare form of vascular ring. Two patients aged 21 days and 54 years, who were diagnosed by multislice 3-dimensional computed tomography and magnetic resonance imaging, underwent surgical ...
Gawenda M - - 2008
Over the last 15 years the endovascular repair of thoracic aortic pathologies has been developing as the treatment of choice, but it requires appropriate anatomy. Proximal and distal landing zones are essential for fixation and sealing. In order to extend the proximal landing zone for the stent-graft and achieve an ...
Yamaguchi Rei - - 2008
A previously healthy 22-year-old man presented with thoracic outlet syndrome manifesting as Raynaud's phenomenon in the left hand and embolic occlusion of the basilar artery. Three-dimensional computed tomography angiography showed that the left subclavian artery was occluded as it passed over the abnormal first rib. Retrograde propagation of the thrombus ...
Rughani Anand I - - 2008
The author report a case of a 74-year-old man who had presented with transient bilateral brachial diplegia. Investigations led to the diagnosis and treatment of subclavian artery stenosis. There are no known published cases of subclavian artery stenosis associated with transient bilateral arm weakness, and the authors believe that a ...
Inman Jared C - - 2008
Salivary bypass tubes have been used with great success in preventing neck wound contamination from saliva and decreasing the risk of pharyngoesophageal stenosis. However, complications from esophageal tubes and risk factors for these complications should not be overlooked. Complications can be fatal, as demonstrated in this case of esophageal-subclavian artery ...
Tekin, Murat
Aim; In central venous catheterization (CVC), misplacement is not a rare complication since this is a blinded procedure. The aim of this study was to compare the misplacement risks of the access of internal jugular vein with that of subclavian vein catheterizations. Methods; The records of a total of 1092 ...
Yurdakul Mehmet - - 2008
OBJECTIVE: The purpose of this study was to investigate the capability of color Doppler ultrasonography (CDU) in showing the brachiocephalic and proximal subclavian arteries and to determine the accuracy of CDU for diagnosis of occlusive diseases of those arteries. METHODS: Two groups of patients were examined. The first group was ...
Sharma Madan - - 2008
An uncommon occurrence during central venous catheterization, inadvertent arterial sheath placement can cause potentially serious complications. When the subclavian artery is inadvertently cannulated, catheter removal may be complicated by significant hemorrhage due to its noncompressible location. We report a case of inadvertent insertion of a 7 Fr central venous catheter ...
Yoda Masataka - - 2008
A 64-year-old man was referred to our hospital due to dyspnea and fever. The chest computed tomogram revealed a 60-mm aneurysm of the brachiocephalic artery with mural thrombus. The aneurysm of the brachiocephalic artery and the right subclavian artery were exposed through only median sternotomy. Cardiopulmonary bypass with synchronized pulsatile ...
Derom A - - 2008
Pseudo-aneurysms of the subclavian artery remain a rare complication after fracture of the clavicle. Nerve compression has been described with delayed paralysis as a consequence. We report a case of delayed diagnosis of a subclavian pseudo-aneurysm after a closed fracture of the clavicle in a 93-year-old patient. Diagnosis was confirmed ...
Sadek Mouhannad M - - 2008
Atherosclerotic disease of the proximal left subclavian artery is an uncommon cause of angina in the post-coronary artery bypass graft patient, and is termed coronary-subclavian steal syndrome. Typical manifestations include cardiac symptoms of angina and noncardiac symptoms of lightheadedness, left arm numbness or weakness, and a difference in blood pressure ...
Chokyu I I Department of Neurosurgery, Wakayama Rosai Hospital, Wakayama Medical University; Wakayama, Japan - - - 2008
Stenosis of the subclavian artery proximal to the origin of the internal mammary artery (IMA) used for coronary artery bypass grafting may produce flow reversal (steal syndrome) and cause myocardial ischemia. We present three cases of subclavian artery stenosis proximal to the IMA before and after CABG. The first case ...
Worley Seth J - - 2008
Subclavian vein (SV) obstruction occurs in 13-35% of patients with prior leads, resulting in use of proximal venous access, the other vein, laser lead extraction, or surgery. Surgery is required for optimal left ventricle lead placement in 10-15% of cardiac resynchronization therapy candidates because of small or stenotic veins. Published ...
Osoegawa Atsushi - - 2008
We report here the resection of a radiation-induced sarcoma (RIS) of the left clavicle developed in a 59-year-old woman 13 years after radiation for breast cancer. Surgery consisted of extirpation of the tumor with a combined resection of the total layer of the chest wall, the left brachiocephalic vein, and ...
Fellmer Peter T - - 2008
The identification and prevention of injury to the inferior laryngeal nerve is one of the main issues in thyroid surgery. Sound knowledge of anatomic variants of the nerve is of major importance. In rare cases the nerve does not run the recurrent way and it is therefore difficult to identify ...
Patel Samir N - - 2008
OBJECTIVES: We report outcomes in patients undergoing catheter-based intervention for symptomatic subclavian and innominate artery (S/IA) atherosclerosis. BACKGROUND: Symptomatic S/IA obstructive lesions have traditionally been treated with open surgical revascularization. Catheter-based endovascular therapies reduce the morbidity and mortality associated with surgery in many vascular beds. METHODS: Between December 1993 and ...
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