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Injury of the axillary artery after a proximal humeral fracture: a case report and overview of the literature.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  19051486     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
A traumatic lesion of the axillary artery after a proximal humeral fracture is very uncommon. The clinical presentation can be very misleading and therefore it is mandatory to have a high index of suspicion and, as presented in this case report, to check the pulsations in different positions. Open repair remains the golden standard for most surgeons, but, in selected cases, an endovascular approach is feasible. The functional outcome is mostly determined by the associated trauma, especially the injury to the nervous structures.
Authors:
J Matheï; P Depuydt; L Parmentier; F Olivie; R Harake; A Janssen
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article; Review    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Acta chirurgica Belgica     Volume:  108     ISSN:  0001-5458     ISO Abbreviation:  Acta Chir. Belg.     Publication Date:    2008 Sep-Oct
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2008-12-04     Completed Date:  2009-02-10     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0370571     Medline TA:  Acta Chir Belg     Country:  Belgium    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  625-7     Citation Subset:  IM    
Affiliation:
Department of Surgery, AZ Damiaan, Ostend, Belgium.
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MeSH Terms
Descriptor/Qualifier:
Accidental Falls
Aged, 80 and over
Anastomosis, Surgical
Arthroplasty, Replacement
Axillary Artery / injuries*,  surgery
Female
Fracture Fixation, Internal
Hematoma / etiology
Humans
Shoulder Dislocation / diagnosis,  etiology,  surgery
Shoulder Fractures / complications*,  surgery
Tunica Intima / injuries,  surgery

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