ISSN : 1301-5680
e-ISSN : 2149-8156
Turkish Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery     
Innominate artery pseudoaneurysm due to penetrating staple gun injury
Naim Boran Tümer1, Erkan İriz2, Muhammed Fatih Yılmaz3, Yusuf Ünal4
Department of Cardiovascular Surgery, Medical Faculty of Gazi University, Ankara, Turkey
1Department of Cardiovascular Surgery, Ankara Numune Training and Researh Hospital, Ankara, Turkey
2Departments of Cardiovascular Surgery, Medical Faculty of Gazi University, Ankara, Turkey
3Department of Cardiovascular Surgery, Kayseri Training and Researh Hospital, Kayseri, Turkey
4Departments of Anaesthesiology and Reanimation, Medical Faculty of Gazi University, Ankara, Turkey
DOI : 10.5606/tgkdc.dergisi.2014.8851
Penetrating injuries of isolated innominate artery are very rare. The main causes of such injuries include blunt, penetrating, blast or iatrogenic trauma. In this article, we report a 55-year-old male case with a staple gun injury from the sternum. Helical computed tomography angiography showed an innominate artery pseudoaneurysm and the patient underwent immediate surgery. The patient was successfully treated and discharged in the sixth postoperative day.
Keywords : Innominate artery; penetrating trauma; pseudoaneurysm
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