Table 1: Anatomical distribution of arterial injury Arterial injuries n Cervical arteries Common carotid 19 Internal carotid 8 External carotid 3 Subclavian 21 Axillary 13 Vertebral 4 Internal mammary 1 Costocervical 1 Dorsal scapular 1 Mediastinal arteries Ascending and arch of aorta 5 Descending aorta 7 Innominate artery
3 Pulmonary artery 1 Total 87 Table 2: The anatomical distribution of venous injury Venous injuries n Cervical veins Internal jugular 6 Subclavian 5 Axillary 6 Mediastinal veins Pulmonary 2 Superior vena cava 1 Total 20
Palchik E, Bakken AM, Wolford HY, Waldman DL, Davies MG: Evolving strategies in treatment of isolated symptomatic innominate artery
The anatomical basis for post-tracheotomy innominate artery
This report describes a case of innominate artery
compression of the trachea first diagnosed in a patient at 12 years of age and requiring repeat surgery to ameliorate the symptoms.
Definitive treatment options have traditionally been surgical, including ligation or reanastomosis of the innominate artery
, both of which require a sternotomy.
The purpose of this study was to illustrate the presentation, diagnosis, and surgical management of a unique case involving a prosthetic innominate artery
graft which eroded into the trachea.
In the mirror type, there is reversal of the aortic arch branches so that the left-sided innominate artery
arises as the first branch and divides into a left subclavian and left common carotid.
Fistula formation between trachea and the innominate artery
is a life-threatening complication of tracheostomy.
The right thyroid lobe and the retrosternal mass extended down to the level of the innominate artery
Bloomington, IN, USA) was fixed distal to the innominate artery
and completely covered the aneurysm.
The tumour along with the anterior aspect of the pericardium, fastened closely with the innominate artery
and vein, left carotid artery and the arch of aorta was removed.
An aberrant right pulmonary artery (pulmonary sling) and innominate artery
compression can also cause airway narrowing.