Left subclavian artery pseudoaneurysm after blunt chest trauma with left upper extremity ischemia
Ashraf M, Goncharova I, Jan MF, Muthukumar L, Bajwa T, Mewissen M. Left subclavian artery pseudoaneurysm after blunt chest trauma with left upper extremity ischemia. Journal of Vascular Surgery Cases, Innovations and Techniques. 2023/04/06/ 2023:101177. doi:https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jvscit.2023.101177
We describe a 74-year-old male with delayed onset of acute left upper extremity ischemia after blunt chest trauma with left clavicular fracture, resulting in left subclavian artery injury, including pseudoaneurysm formation, intramural hematoma, thrombosis, and distal embolization to the brachial artery. The patient presented with left upper extremity pain, forearm and hand numbness, and digital cyanosis. The patient was treated with a hybrid approach, consisting of transfemoral percutaneous deployment of a covered stent in the left subclavian artery and concomitant surgical thrombectomy of the left brachial artery, resulting in excellent recovery and resolution of symptoms.
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