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What is the significance of aberrant subclavian artery?

What is the significance of aberrant subclavian artery?

May cause symtoms : Aberrant subclavian artery ( right ) arises directly from aorta crosses behind esophagus , or in front , or front of trachea , may cause difficulty in swallowing , breathing , or even hoarseness due to compression of recurrent laryngeal nerve , is corrected by transecting at aorta & inserting to rt common carotid artery. ...Read more

Dr. Sewa Legha
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Artery (Definition)

Arteries are a type of blood vessels. We can divide blood vessels into 2 categories. Arteries are high pressure vessels which deliver (red) oxygen + blood out into the body. Veins on the other hand or low pressure vessels which return (dark) oxygent - blood from the body ...Read more


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Where is right subclavian artery?

Where is right subclavian artery?

Under collar bone: About 2/3 of the way from your breastbone to your shoulder. You can feel the pulse if you press hard. ...Read more

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What symptoms can "anomalous right subclavian artery" cause?

What symptoms can "anomalous right subclavian artery" cause?

Usually none: 0.5-2% of people have an anomalous right subclavian artery. It is rarely symptomatic, but in some people can cause discomfort with swallowing. ...Read more

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Can surgeons fix an 80% narrowing of the left subclavian artery?

Can surgeons fix an 80% narrowing of the left subclavian artery?

Most likely: Either by anstent placement via wires and catheters, or open surgical bypass. ...Read more

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In laymans terms, what is retroesopheal right subclavian artery with a 3 CM kommerel diverticulum?

Anomaly: Abnormal origin of the right subclavian artery from the distal aorta in the chest running behind the esophagus and compress it sometimes causing swallowing difficulty . The origin of this anomaly can become dilated or aneurysm and it's called kommerell diverticulum. ...Read more

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I've had a chronic cough for four years and I've just found out I have an aberrant right subclavian artery What can I do? Thanks.

Make sure cause: of your cough may due to diseases that cause is congenital anomaly ( born with it ) , normally right subclavian arises from right side ( from innominate )aberrant a arises from left side , crosses behind trachea & esophagus there by forming a 'vascular ring that may choke and cause difficulty in swelling, may cough , if this is the case need to reposition it to right by vascular surgeon ...Read more

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I just had an endoscopy and a dialation of my esophagus and an aberrant subclavian artery that was pushing on my esophagus, will i need it done again?

I just had an endoscopy and a dialation of my esophagus and an aberrant subclavian artery that was pushing on my esophagus, will i need it done again?

Not for that reason: As long as your endoscopy showed nothing else going on, you probably do not need another one. However, you need to find out from your doctor whether or not something needs to be done about the aberrant subclavian artery. ...Read more

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If an accident victim had a severed left subclavian artery, which pulse (neck or wrist) would be most affected? Why?

The wrist.: Blood flow in arteries is away from the heart. The subclavian artery goes into the arm and is past where the vessels to the neck are located. If it is cut then flow to the forearm and wrist may be less. ...Read more

Dr. Rodeen Rahbar
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Anatomy (Definition)

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