Hemoptysis caused by a left subclavian pseudoaneurysm: endovascular solution for a challenging case

Lucas Ribé Bernal, Juan Luis Portero, María Vila, Diego Fernando Ruiz, Luis Manuel Reparaz
  • Applied Geographic Studies, June 2013, SAGE Publications
  • DOI: 10.1258/vasc.2011.cr0266

Endovascular treatment of a subclavian artery pseudo-aneurysm

What is it about?

We report a challenging case of a patient who presented with massive hemoptysis and was found to have a left subclavian artery pseudo aneurysm. Treatment with a self-expanding thoracic stent-graft and a subclavian occluder was successful.

Why is it important?

This case is very uncommon and unique, both for the type of presenting symptoms and for the endovascular treatment we performed.


Mr. Lucas Ribé (Author)
La Fe University Hospital

Acute lesions in the thoracic aorta and subclavian arteries might be very complex to repair. Endovascular interventions in patients with life-threatening acute subclavian lesions is an excellent alternative to open surgical repair.

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