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Report on a case of aberrant right subclavian artery complicated with post-operative chylothorax. Secondary anastomosis of the thoracic duct



Report on a case of aberrant right subclavian artery complicated with post-operative chylothorax. Secondary anastomosis of the thoracic duct



Osped Ital Chir 7(5): 662-677



A very interesting case of dysphagia due to an anomalous insertion of the right subclavian artery is reported. The vessel arose distally from the left common carotid artery and was compressing the esophagus from behind. The section and ligature of the aberrant artery was followed by chylothorax. It is emphasized that a second intervention is absolutely necessary when the chylous effusion does not get reabsorbed within a short time. In the case reported the anastomosis of the main thoracic duct was successfully carried out together with the ligature of some minor accessory ducts.

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