Title

Idiopathic Left Subclavian Artery Dissection

Division

West Florida

Hospital

Citrus

Document Type

Case Report

Publication Date

12-18-2020

Keywords

sad, subclabian artery dissection, idiopathic sad, nontraumatic sad, spontaneous sad

Disciplines

Cardiovascular Diseases | Internal Medicine

Abstract

We present a case of a 65-year-old male admitted for a small bowel obstruction who was incidentally found to have a left subclavian artery dissection on computed tomography angiogram (CTA) of the aorta. Non-traumatic subclavian artery dissection (SAD) is rare and only a few cases have been published in the literature. In this report, we review previously reported clinical presentations, subsequent treatments, and discuss factors that impact the choice between surgical vs conservative management.

Publisher or Conference

Cureus

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