Stent Graft Repair of a Ruptured Aberrant Right Subclavian Artery after Open Repair
Kosuke Fujii*, Toshihiko Saga, Hitoshi Kitayama, Susumu Nakamoto, Toshio Kaneda, Takako Nishino and Shintaro Yukami
Department of Cardiovascular Surgery, Kinki University School of Medicine, 377-2 Onohigashi, Osakasayama, Osaka 589-8511, Japan
- *Corresponding Author:
- Kosuke Fujii
Department of Cardiovascular Surgery
Kinki University School of Medicine
377-2 Onohigashi, Osakasayama
Osaka 589-8511, Japan
E-mail: [email protected]
Received Date: December 17, 2013; Accepted Date: January 25, 2014; Published Date: January 27, 2014
Citation: Fujii K, Saga T, Kitayama H, Nakamoto S, Kaneda T, et al. (2014) Stent Graft Repair of a Ruptured Aberrant Right Subclavian Artery after Open Repair. J Vasc Med Surg 2:128. doi: 10.4172/2329-6925.1000128
Copyright: © 2014 Fujii K, 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.
An aberrant right subclavian artery arising from the proximal portion of the descending thoracic aorta is the most common congenital anomaly of the aortic arch. Open repair is typically performed in such cases; however, it may be associated with a high rate of neurological complications and mortality, particularly in patients contraindicated for major open vascular reconstruction. We successfully treated a ruptured aberrant right subclavian artery using stent grafts in an 81-year-old female patient who had previously undergone open aortic arch repair. The stent graft technique is useful for patients without vascular ring symptoms who require repeat thoracotomy.