Imaging of acute traumatic aortic tear in patients with an aberrant right subclavian artery

S W Haesemeyer, M L Gavant
AJR. American Journal of Roentgenology 1999, 172 (1): 117-20

OBJECTIVE: This report describes the radiologic findings and discusses the clinical consequences of acute traumatic aortic tear occurring with an aberrant right subclavian artery.

CONCLUSION: Identification of an aberrant right subclavian artery with acute traumatic aortic tear must be emphasized to reduce iatrogenic morbidity and mortality.

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