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Endovascular management of an axillary arterial injury post shoulder dislocation.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  20002724     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Process    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
Axillary arterial injury is a rare complication of non-recurrent glenohumeral joint dislocation. Previously this type of injury would have required open exploration of the axillary artery with associated risk of iatrogenic injury to the axillary vein or brachial plexus. We present the case of a 75-year-old lady, who following a fall in her own home, sustained a dislocation of her right shoulder joint complicated by avulsion of a branch of her axillary artery. We describe the successful endovascular management of the injury using a self-expanding stent and propose this as the preferred surgical option where the artery is not completely transected.
Authors:
David Reid; Wai-Leng Chue
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Emergency medicine Australasia : EMA     Volume:  21     ISSN:  1742-6723     ISO Abbreviation:  Emerg Med Australas     Publication Date:  2009 Dec 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2009-12-16     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  101199824     Medline TA:  Emerg Med Australas     Country:  Australia    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  515-7     Citation Subset:  IM    
Affiliation:
Department of Surgery, Frankston Hospital, Frankston, Vic. 3199, Australia. dareid@doctors.net.uk
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