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Right Subclavian Artery Injury: 7

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The sternum was divided in the midline (see coronary artery bypass) using an electric sternal saw (head is to right). The aortic arch was exposed by dividing the thymus gland in the midline.       

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Right Subclavian Artery Injury: 8

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Proximal vascular control was obtained by exposing the right subclavian artery at its origin (head is toward the top). The right brachiocephalic vein has been retracted to the patient's right. The right vagus nerve was identified and carefully preserved during the dissection.      

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Right Subclavian Artery Injury: 9

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The exposure obtained by retracting the right brachiocephalic vein is shown schematically.       

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