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Compression of undiagnosed aberrant right subclavian artery during transesophageal echocardiography probe insertion.
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PMID:  22772518     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Data-Review    
Transesophageal echocardiography (TEE) has become an important monitoring tool for the anesthesiologist during repair of intracardiac defects. Although the incidence of reported complications associated with its use is low, one should be careful during the insertion and use of TEE probe, as it may result in potential devastating problems. We present a case of undiagnosed aberrant right subclavian artery (ARSA) that got compressed by the TEE probe during its insertion. It was noticed because of the presence of the right radial artery catheter, else it would have passed unnoticed.
Vishal Garg; Reena Joshi; Raja Joshi
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Annals of cardiac anaesthesia     Volume:  15     ISSN:  0974-5181     ISO Abbreviation:  Ann Card Anaesth     Publication Date:  2012 Jul 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2012-07-09     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9815987     Medline TA:  Ann Card Anaesth     Country:  India    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  233-5     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Cardiac Anaesthesia, Sir Ganga Ram Hospital, Rajinder Nagar, Delhi, India.
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