Late Concomitant Pseudoaneurysm and Arteriovenous Fistula of the Subclavian Artery: A Developing Country Perspective

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Cardiothoracic Surgery


Concomitant subclavian artery pseudoaneurysm and arteriovenous (AV) fistula has been rarely reported. We report a case of late concomitant pseudoaneurysm and AV fistula of the subclavian artery caused by a gunshot wound. Open surgical approach with an infraclavicular approach was used, subclavian artery was repaired with a Gortex interposition graft and subclavian vein was ligated. The postoperative course was uneventful. In developing countries, where the endovascular expertise is unavailable or if the lesion is large, open surgical approach provides similar results as an endovascular approach.


Vascular and Endovascular Surgery