Journal of Cardiovascular Echography

CASE REPORT
Year
: 2017  |  Volume : 27  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 17--19

Subclavian artery pseudoaneurysm in an unusual case of digital gangrene


Bhuban Majhi1, Nandita Pal2 
1 Department of Cardiology, Institute of Cardiovascular Sciences, IPGME&R, Kolkata, West Bengal, India
2 Department of Microbiology, CMSDH, Kolkata, West Bengal, India

Correspondence Address:
Bhuban Majhi
Department of Cardiology, Institute of Cardiovascular Sciences, IPGME&R, Kolkata - 700 020, West Bengal
India

A young male patient presented at a tertiary care hospital with cold and bluish left upper limb accompanied with digital gangrene arousing suspicion of peripheral vascular disease. History did not reveal any high-risk behavior. Clinical examination and subsequent investigations lead to the diagnosis of acute infective endocarditis of native aortic valve along with peripheral embolism caused by methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus. Fogarty's balloon embolectomy was done following which patient developed pseudoaneurysm of the left subclavian artery. These iatrogenic sequelae were managed with the resection of the pseudoaneurysm and prolonged antibiotic therapy as per the culture and sensitivity report.


How to cite this article:
Majhi B, Pal N. Subclavian artery pseudoaneurysm in an unusual case of digital gangrene.J Cardiovasc Echography 2017;27:17-19


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Majhi B, Pal N. Subclavian artery pseudoaneurysm in an unusual case of digital gangrene. J Cardiovasc Echography [serial online] 2017 [cited 2022 Jan 21 ];27:17-19
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