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Journal of Vascular Surgery: Cases, Innovations and Techniques


A 30-year-old woman presented following a motor vehicle collision with a grade III blunt thoracic aortic injury and an aberrant right subclavian artery. Using intraoperative ultrasound and diagnostic subtraction angiography, we deployed an aortic endograft (cTAG; W.L. Gore & Associates), excluding the injury and aberrant right subclavian artery. The patient immediately lost arterial waveforms in her left arm, confirming incidental coverage of the left subclavian artery, likely due to the polytetrafluoroethylene sheath of the endograft. Her pulses returned after placement of a left subclavian chimney via retrograde brachial artery access.


Aberrant right subclavian artery, BTAI, Blunt traumatic aortic injury, Left subclavian artery, TEVAR



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