Subclavian Artery Exposure
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Subclavian Artery Exposure

The Subclavian Artery Exposure course will teach you:

  • To  gain access to the subclavian artery. This may be done for a number of indications such as: arterial occlusive disease; trauma and aneurysmal disease.

Special attention is paid to the following hazards you may encounter during the Subclavian Artery Exposure:

  • Phrenic nerve injury
  • Brachial plexus injury

With the following tips you might perform the Subclavian Artery Exposure even better:

  • Transverse cervical artery and vein transection
  • Preservation of cosmesis
  • Vessel control by encircling twice

After studying the  Subclavian Artery Exposure course you are familiar with the most common complications:

  • Phrenic nerve injury
  • Brachial plexus injury

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Superficial dissection

Skin

Mark

Mark the incision line 1 cm above the clavicle. Starting just adjacent to the lateral head of the sternocleidomastoid muscle and extending laterally 8 – 10cm towards the head of the humerus.

Incision location

The incision is typically centered over the middle third of clavicle but may be extended medially and laterally if required.

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