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Diagnostic and surgical approach of innominate artery saddle embolus.
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PMID:  10386753     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Patients with an acute arterial occlusion of the right upper extremity and absent axillary pulse should have a Doppler scan examination before a balloon catheter embolectomy is performed. If there is no arterial pulse detectable, an angiography should be performed afterwards to localize the embolus. In the case of a proximal arterial occlusion of the right arm, the authors recommend this procedure to prevent an embolus dislocation by catheter embolectomy and subsequent cerebral embolization. For direct surgical embolectomy the authors recommend a supraclavicular incision.
R Hillmann; C Schlensak; K Sarai; U Blum; F Beyersdorf
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Cardiovascular surgery (London, England)     Volume:  7     ISSN:  0967-2109     ISO Abbreviation:  Cardiovasc Surg     Publication Date:  1999 Apr 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1999-08-27     Completed Date:  1999-08-27     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9308765     Medline TA:  Cardiovasc Surg     Country:  ENGLAND    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  340-1     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Cardiovascular Surgery, University of Freiburg, Germany.
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MeSH Terms
Aged, 80 and over
Angiography, Digital Subtraction*
Brachiocephalic Trunk / radiography,  surgery*
Embolism / radiography,  surgery*

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