Reconstruction of the left subclavian artery in arch repair: An
end-to-side anastomosis technique
In total arch replacement, using frozen elephant trunk (FET) or elephant
trunk techniques ensures proximalization of the distal anastomosis.
However, in some cases, the left subclavian artery (LSCA) is deeply
located and difficult to visualize. Therefore, surgeons face technical
challenges during the LSCA reconstruction. We report an end-to-side
anastomosis technique that enables safer and easier anatomical
reconstruction of the LSCA.