Brachiocephalic trunk pseudoaneurysm

Brachiocephalic trunk pseudoaneurysms are rare.


The brachiocephalic trunk is the second most common site of chest vascular injury. Pseudoaneurysms can measure up to 4-5 cm in length with a diameter of 1.2 cm. 

Most common causes are traumatic or iatrogenic injuries. 

Treatment and prognosis

Treatment options are either open surgical repair or endovascular repair.

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Article information

rID: 16543
System: Vascular
Synonyms or Alternate Spellings:
  • Brachiocephalic arterial pseudoaneurysm
  • Pseudoaneurysm involving the brachiocephalic artery
  • Brachiocephalic false pseudoaneurysm
  • Brachiocephalic artery pseudoaneurysm

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