Two cases of a high-riding innominate artery, which were found during routine surgical tracheostomy. A cartilage flap was applied to cover the significant vessel to prevent the life-threatening complications. These two cases were followed up for 2 months without any adverse events. We discussed the related vascular anatomy, imaging studies and brief literature review.
- ear, nose and throat/otolaryngology
- head and neck surgery
- otolaryngology / ent
- intensive care
- emergency medicine
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Contributors H.A.Dalati is the surgeon and is responsible for the planning, reporting and follow-up of the cases. M.S.Jabbr was responsible for reporting and design. J.Kassouma reviewed the study.
Funding The authors have not declared a specific grant for this research from any funding agency in the public, commercial or not-for-profit sectors.
Competing interests None declared.
Patient consent Obtained.
Provenance and peer review Not commissioned; externally peer reviewed.
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