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Technique of endovascular repair of iatrogenic subclavian artery injury following subclavian vein catheterization

Marek Kazibudzki1, Jerzy Wojciech Krzywoń1, Tomasz Kwiatkowski1, Katarzyna Zbierska- Rubinkiewicz1, Elżbieta Dobrowolska2, Mariusz Trystuła1
Acta Angiologica 2020;26(4):150-154.


The iatrogenic subclavian artery injury is a rare but potentially serious complication of subclavian vein cannulation.
The use of endovascular techniques is an alternative to surgical repair especially in patients with concomitant
diseases in whom immediate, potentially large surgery would be associated with a high risk of perioperative
complications. This article discusses technical aspects of endovascular repair of iatrogenic injury of subclavian
artery with implantation of covered stents based on two cases. Author’s experience and data from literature
suggests that endovascular management including covered stent implantation is safe and effective treatment
and should be considered as a method of choice especially among patients in poor general condition and/or
major comorbidities.

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