Endovascular Management following Unintentional Subclavian Artery Injury during Central Venous Catheter Placement
Traumatic injury to the subclavian artery during central venous catheter (CVC) placement is rare but can be catastrophic. Standard open surgical treatment is challenging and associated with significant complications. Presented is a case of endovascular treatment of these injuries and associated complications.
Methods and Results
This is a description of the endovascular repair of a subclavian artery injury during CVC placement at Örebro University Hospital.
This case report suggests that endovascular repair of subclavian artery injuries a less invasive and may decrease the morbidity and mortality associated with open surgical repair.