Local Hemodynamic Changes Immediately after Correction of an Aberrant Right Subclavian Artery in a Dog: A Contrast Computed Tomographic Study

Yohei Mochizuki, Shoma Mikawa, Kenji Kutara, Keisuke Sugimoto, Hirosei Sakoya, Akihiro Ohnishi, Kanna Saeki, Yuki Shimizu, Teppei Kanda, Taketoshi Asanuma
2021 Veterinary Sciences  
A 1-year-old female Akita dog was referred for intermittent regurgitation. Computed tomographic angiography (CTA) showed an aberrant right subclavian artery (ARSA), resulting in constriction of the esophagus. After surgical ligation of the ARSA, CTA showed that the ARSA was not enhanced by contrast medium, and that sufficient collateral circulation of the right forelimb was supplied through the vertebral artery. Furthermore, the right and left vertebral arteries merged into the basilar artery
more » ... the level of the atlas, and no abnormal expansion of the ventral spinal artery was observed. Overall, we demonstrated the importance of post-surgical CTA for identification of surgical complications, including the formation of abnormal vessel alterations.
doi:10.3390/vetsci8060104 fatcat:vt3dzze4ofghnclkxuvvbsfsx4