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Iatrogenic fatal outcome of traumatic axillary aneurysm.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  7819124     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Five months after dislocation of the left shoulder a 66-year-old patient noted a swelling in the left axilla. After CT-scan a malignant tumour was suspected and an incisional biopsy was performed. A week later the patient died due to hemorrhaging from the biopsy wound. The autopsy revealed a false aneurysm of the axillary artery. The incision had damaged the external wall of the aneurysm leading to consecutive rupture. Post-mortem findings are presented.
K H Schiwy-Bochat
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  International journal of legal medicine     Volume:  107     ISSN:  0937-9827     ISO Abbreviation:  Int. J. Legal Med.     Publication Date:  1994  
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1995-02-16     Completed Date:  1995-02-16     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9101456     Medline TA:  Int J Legal Med     Country:  GERMANY    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  96-8     Citation Subset:  IM    
Institute of Forensic Medicine, Aachen University of Technology, Germany.
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MeSH Terms
Aneurysm / etiology*
Aneurysm, False / etiology*
Aneurysm, Ruptured / etiology
Axilla / pathology
Axillary Artery / injuries*
Biopsy / adverse effects*
Diagnosis, Differential
Fatal Outcome
Hematoma / pathology
Hemorrhage / etiology
Iatrogenic Disease*
Soft Tissue Neoplasms / pathology

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