Acute endovascular management of a subclavian artery injury

J La State Med Soc. Sep-Oct 2004;156(5):262-4.


Traumatic injuries to the subclavian vessels are relatively uncommon and surgical repair may be technically challenging. With the increasing availability of endovascular techniques for nontraumatic arterial disease, an increase in the use of stenting for traumatic vascular injuries can be expected. This report describes the fifth successful endovascular repair with stenting of a pseudoaneurysm of the subclavian artery as a result of blunt trauma, and the first American report of such repair used in the acute or immediate management of blunt subclavian artery injury.

Publication types

  • Case Reports

MeSH terms

  • Acute Disease
  • Aneurysm, False / surgery*
  • Angiography
  • Humans
  • Male
  • Middle Aged
  • Stents*
  • Subclavian Artery / injuries*
  • Subclavian Artery / surgery
  • Vascular Surgical Procedures*
  • Wounds, Nonpenetrating / surgery*