Year : 2012  |  Volume : 15  |  Issue : 3  |  Page : 233--235

Compression of undiagnosed aberrant right subclavian artery during transesophageal echocardiography probe insertion


Vishal Garg1, Reena Joshi2, Raja Joshi2 
1 Department of Cardiac Anaesthesia, Sir Ganga Ram Hospital, Rajinder Nagar, Delhi, India
2 Department of Pediatric Cardiac Sciences, Sir Ganga Ram Hospital, Rajinder Nagar, Delhi, India

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Vishal Garg
Department of Cardiac Anaesthesia, Sir Ganga Ram Hospital, Rajinder Nagar, Delhi - 110 060
India

Transesophageal echocardiography (TEE) has become an important monitoring tool for the anesthesiologist during repair of intracardiac defects. Although the incidence of reported complications associated with its use is low, one should be careful during the insertion and use of TEE probe, as it may result in potential devastating problems. We present a case of undiagnosed aberrant right subclavian artery (ARSA) that got compressed by the TEE probe during its insertion. It was noticed because of the presence of the right radial artery catheter, else it would have passed unnoticed.


How to cite this article:
Garg V, Joshi R, Joshi R. Compression of undiagnosed aberrant right subclavian artery during transesophageal echocardiography probe insertion.Ann Card Anaesth 2012;15:233-235


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Garg V, Joshi R, Joshi R. Compression of undiagnosed aberrant right subclavian artery during transesophageal echocardiography probe insertion. Ann Card Anaesth [serial online] 2012 [cited 2021 Oct 22 ];15:233-235
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