Spontaneous rupture of the branches of left subclavian artery: A case report and review of the literatures

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Abstract

Rationale:

Spontaneous rupture of the branches of left subclavian artery (LSA) without any obvious risk factors is rare.

Patient concerns:

A 51-year-old female patient without history of trauma and hypertension complained about left chest pain.

Diagnoses:

A chest Computed tomography (CT) scan revealed a large pleural effusion (PE) in the left thorax cavity and hemothorax was confirmed by thoracentesis.

Interventions:

The patient underwent surgery.

Outcomes:

spontaneous rupture of the branches of LSAwas confirmed.

Lessons:

The patient recovered well and discharged after timely treatments. The unusual possibility should be paid attention in mind in acute chest pain cases.

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