THE RIGHT WAY TO CATCH A FISH COMES FROM THE LEFT

  • Luís Loureiro Serviço de Angiologia e Cirurgia Vascular, Centro Hospitalar Universitário do Porto Porto, Portugal
  • Sérgio Teixeira Serviço de Angiologia e Cirurgia Vascular, Centro Hospitalar Universitário do Porto Porto, Portugal
  • Rui de Almeida Serviço de Angiologia e Cirurgia Vascular, Centro Hospitalar Universitário do Porto Porto, Portugal
Keywords: arteria lusoria, right aberrant subclavian artery, hybrid surgery

Abstract

The right aberrant subclavian artery, also known as arteria lusoria, is an anatomical variation described in the literature with an incidence of < 1%. Compression related symptoms can arise from the retroesophageal space and retrotracheal course of the artery. Only a few cases are reported of ischemic symptoms derived from a stenosed or occluded right aberrant subclavian artery. We present a case of ischemic right upper limb symptoms due to an occluded right aberrant subclavian artery treated with a hybrid procedure. The patient was submitted to a left subclavian artery stenting and left to right axillary bypass without complications.

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Published
2020-04-30
Section
Clinical Case