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Jornal Vascular Brasileiro

Print version ISSN 1677-5449On-line version ISSN 1677-7301

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OLIVEIRA, Monna Hessen Banna de; GONCALVES, Bianca Damasceno  and  GOES JUNIOR, Adenauer Marinho de Oliveira. Partial sternotomy for management of iatrogenic brachiocephalic trunk injury during tracheotomy. J. vasc. bras. [online]. 2018, vol.17, n.2, pp.148-151.  Epub May 14, 2018. ISSN 1677-7301.  https://doi.org/10.1590/1677-5449.008517.

The median thoracotomy is an access incision made longitudinally through the sternum and variants can be subdivided into total vertical and partial upper or partial lower vertical incisions. In surgical practice, using a partial median sternotomy is an alternative option that causes less surgical aggression. The brachiocephalic artery is one of the thoracic vessels most often affected in traumas and it can be accessed via a median sternotomy. This report describes use of an upper partial sternotomy to provide access in a case of traumatic iatrogenic injury of the brachiocephalic trunk.

Keywords : sternotomy; vascular system injury; lesions; brachiocephalic trunk; tracheotomy.

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