Aberrant right subclavian artery re-routing for hybrid repair of proximal descending aortic aneurysm

Tae Yun Kim, Kyung Hwa Kim
2018 Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery  
An aberrant right subclavian artery (ARSA) is a relatively prevalent vascular anomaly. What is the most appropriate treatment for thoracic aortic aneurysm combined a non-aneurysmal change ARSA? Case presentation: A 52-year-old man was admitted to our institute due to a history of chronic cough, dysphagia and an abnormal chest radiographic finding. Because of his progressive symptoms and large fusiform thoracic aneurysm, we performed the hybrid repair for simultaneous relief of an ARSA causing
more » ... sphagia and thoracic aneurysm. Conclusion: In case without aneurysm of ARSA, especially in conjunction with approximate thoracic aneurysm, our approach is suitable because the revascularization using the right carotid to subclavian artery re-routing prior to endograft deployment is justified in order to preserve circulation of posterior brain, spinal cord, internal mammary artery and upper limb and to prevent large retrograde type II endoleaks, as well as simplicity and durability.
doi:10.1186/s13019-018-0817-3 fatcat:es26zdf4hjasregopbzkdpscwu