Endovascular repair of concomitant vertebral artery and subclavian artery iatrogenic perforations.Ann Vasc Surg 2015; 29(4):838.e17-20AV
Inadvertent arterial puncture is a well-established complication of central venous catheter insertion. The carotid artery is the most frequently injured artery involved with injury to the subclavian artery and vertebral artery being much less common. When these injuries do occur, they are often treated with open surgical repair or endovascular, with stent-graft placement or embolization. Repair of acute vertebral artery injury with endovascular stent-graft repair has not been well represented in the literature to date. The present report discusses the successful treatment of concomitant injuries to the left subclavian and left vertebral arteries from acute iatrogenic puncture with endovascular stent-graft placement.