Endovascular Management following Unintentional Subclavian Artery Injury during Central Venous Catheter Placement

Authors

  • David McGreevy Örebro University Hospital

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.26676/jevtm.v3i1.88

Keywords:

Subclavian Artery, Endovascular, Stent Graft, Hemorrhage, Central Venous Catheter

Abstract

Background

Traumatic injury to the subclavian artery during central venous catheter (CVC) placement is rare but can be catastrophic. Standard open surgical treatment is challenging and associated with significant complications. Presented is a case of endovascular treatment of these injuries and associated complications.

Methods and Results

This is a description of the endovascular repair of a subclavian artery injury during CVC placement at Örebro University Hospital.

Conclusion

This case report suggests that endovascular repair of subclavian artery injuries a less invasive and may decrease the morbidity and mortality associated with open surgical repair.

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Published

2019-02-05

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Section

Residents Corner