Subclavian artery disruption resulting from endovascular intervention: Treatment options Academic Article uri icon


MeSH Major

  • Aneurysm, False
  • Stents
  • Subclavian Artery
  • Subclavian Steal Syndrome


  • Endovascular intervention is a commonly accepted form of treatment in patients with subclavian artery stenosis. Complications will undoubtedly occur as the utility of catheter-based intervention continues to rise. We report two cases of subclavian artery disruption as a result of endovascular intervention. One patient had contrast extravasation after the deployment of a balloon-expandable stent in a stenotic subclavian artery, and the arterial injury was successfully treated with balloon tamponade. A second patient had a large subclavian pseudoaneurysm 4 months after a balloon-expandable stent placement. Successful repair was achieved in this patient by means of arterial reconstruction with a prosthetic bypass graft. These cases illustrate different therapeutic methods of treating subclavian artery rupture due to endovascular intervention.

publication date

  • September 28, 2000



  • Academic Article



  • eng

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1067/mva.2000.109334

PubMed ID

  • 10957671

Additional Document Info

start page

  • 607

end page

  • 11


  • 32


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