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Traumatic rupture of the right subclavian artery
  1. Robert W. Girdwood,
  2. Michael P. Holden,
  3. Marian I. Ionescu
  1. Department of Cardio-thoracic Surgery, the General Infirmary at Leeds and Leeds University

    Abstract

    The case report of a patient who sustained a traumatic rupture of the right subclavian artery in a motor vehicle accident is presented. The preoperative diagnosis, surgical approach, postoperative management, and indications for angiography in traumatic lesions of the thoracic aorta and great vessels are discussed. The relevant literature is reviewed.

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