Emergency Medicine: Open Access

Emergency Medicine: Open Access
Open Access

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Penetrating Subclavian Vessel Injury: Diagnosis and Treatment

Jason D Sciarretta, Antonio Pepe and Lewis Dickenson

Thoracic vascular injuries constitute a complex and uncommon challenge to the trauma surgeon. Subclavian vessel injuries, in particular, are rare but carry significant morbidity and mortality. Early detection and prompt management are essential to improve survival. Surgical management varies depending on the patient’s hemodynamic, mechanism of injury, and associated injuries. In this case study, we present a penetrating subclavian artery and vein injury with an associated hemopneumothorax, vascular compromise, and hemodynamic instability.