Endovascular Repair of Traumatic Subclavian Artery Injuries: A Single- Center ExperienceBarão T, Queiroz AB*, Apoloni R, Ricardo A and Nelson DL
University of São Paulo Medical School, Division of Vascular and Endovascular Surgery, São Paulo, Brazil
- *Corresponding Author:
- Queiroz AB
University of São Paulo Medical School
Division of Vascular and Endovascular Surgery
São Paulo, Brazil
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Received Date: July 30, 2015 Accepted Date: November 10, 2015 Published Date: November 18, 2015
Citation: Barão T, Queiroz AB, Apoloni R, Ricardo A, Nelson DL (2015) Endovascular Repair of Traumatic Subclavian Artery Injuries: A Single-Center Experience. J Vasc Med Surg 3:229. doi:10.4172/2329-6925.1000229
Copyright: © 2015 Barão T, et al. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.
Subclavian artery injury is a life-threatening condition and represents a challenge for trauma surgeons. Open surgical treatment often requires wide surgical exposures; including thoracotomy thus endovascular repair has emerged as a minimally invasive alternative. We report our single-center recent experience of fifteen patients with subclavian artery injuries, all of them treated by endovascular techniques. There were 9 blunt (60%) and 6 penetrating (40%) traumas and we had immediate operative success in all cases. Three patients presented with complete artery transections and were treated with a through-and-through technique. We believe endovascular treatment of subclavian artery injuries is a safe technique and can be performed in different types of trauma.