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Transection of the brachial artery after closed posterior elbow dislocation.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  16376221     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Although elbow dislocations are common orthopaedic lesions, vascular complications remain rare. We report the cases of three patients who presented with a rupture of the brachial artery after closed posterior dislocation, which is even more uncommon. Arteriograms were performed in all cases because of the persistent absence of pulses at the wrist after emergency reduction. In each patient, the treatment consisted of the insertion of reversed end-to-end saphenous bridges. None of them presented mid-term vascular complications (mean follow-up, 17 months). Brachial artery disruption can result from closed posterior elbow dislocation and responds well to vascular repair.
Bertrand Marcheix; Xavier Chaufour; Jacques Ayel; Lucy Hollington; Pierre Mansat; André Barret; Jean-Pierre Bossavy
Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of vascular surgery     Volume:  42     ISSN:  0741-5214     ISO Abbreviation:  J. Vasc. Surg.     Publication Date:  2005 Dec 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2005-12-26     Completed Date:  2006-01-12     Revised Date:  2012-10-03    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8407742     Medline TA:  J Vasc Surg     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  1230-2     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Vascular Surgery, Purpan University Hospital, Toulouse, France.
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MeSH Terms
Anastomosis, Surgical
Blood Vessel Prosthesis Implantation / methods*
Brachial Artery / injuries*,  radiography
Dislocations / complications*,  radiography
Elbow Joint / injuries*
Follow-Up Studies
Middle Aged
Saphenous Vein / transplantation

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