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.