Surgical Repair for Tracheo-Innominate Artery Fistula with a Muscle Flap

Yoshihiro Sawamura, Kei Takase, Norio Higuchi, Sekinori Kikuchi, Takashi Ito, Koichi Tabayashi

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A 70-year-old woman was quickly diagnosed as having tracheo-innominate artery fistula by three-dimensional computed tomography. Immediate surgical exploration was performed to control the bleeding using a temporary shunt. After the damaged artery was excised, vascular reconstruction was performed to preserve the connection between the proximal and distal ends of the innominate artery with the interposition of a saphenous vein graft. A pedicled sternocleidomastoid muscle flap was successfully used for the tracheal reconstruction.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)630-633
Number of pages4
JournalJapanese Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery
Issue number11
Publication statusPublished - 2003 Nov
Externally publishedYes


  • Computed tomography
  • Muscle flap
  • Tracheo-innominate artery fistula

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine


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