Minimally invasive repair of left subclavian artery aneurysm
El Khoury R, Greenspahn BR, Jacobs CE, White JV, Schwartz LB. Minimally Invasive Repair of Left Subclavian Artery Aneurysm. Cardiovasc Revasc Med. 2020 Nov;21(11S):165-167. doi: 10.1016/j.carrev.2019.05.013. Epub 2019 May 22. PMID: 31208838
A 79 year-old gentleman with a history of trauma resulting in paraplegia was being evaluated for vascular access for hemodialysis. Cardiac catheterization revealed a large, asymptomatic left subclavian artery aneurysm. The patient was taken to the hybrid vascular intervention suite. A small incision was made in the left arm to gain access to the left brachial artery into which a sheath was inserted. The aneurysm was crossed with a wire through which two, overlapping covered stents were deployed completely excluding the aneurysm. The patient was discharged to home the following day. Endovascular exclusion has become the treatment of choice for aneurysms of the subclavian artery.