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Median nerve palsy: a complication of brachial artery cardiac catheterization.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  22072472     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Data-Review    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
The patient, an 83-year-old male with ischemic cardiac disease, was examined using a periodical left brachial artery cardiac catheterization. Six hours after the examination, complete median nerve palsy appeared. Four months later, the median nerve was explored and found to be compressed by a hematoma in the brachial artery. The location of the hematoma was at 6 cm proximal to the puncturing point, because the catheter may have penetrated the brachial artery from the lumen. The median nerve was released and the hematoma removed. One year after surgery, the median nerve palsy had disappeared.
Authors:
Kazuo Ikeda; Naoki Osamura
Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Hand surgery : an international journal devoted to hand and upper limb surgery and related research : journal of the Asia-Pacific Federation of Societies for Surgery of the Hand     Volume:  16     ISSN:  1793-6535     ISO Abbreviation:  Hand Surg     Publication Date:  2011  
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2011-11-10     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9602613     Medline TA:  Hand Surg     Country:  Singapore    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  343-5     Citation Subset:  IM    
Affiliation:
Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, Kanazawa Medical Center, Ishikawa 920-8560, Japan. ikeikemed@yahoo.co.jp.
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