ISSN : 1301-5680
e-ISSN : 2149-8156
TURKISH JOURNAL OF
THORACIC AND
CARDIOVASCULAR SURGERY
Turkish Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery     
A BRACHIAL ARTERY PSEUDOANEURYSM DEVELOPED IN THE LATE POSTTRAUMATIC PERIOD AND ITS SURGICAL THERAPY
Ufuk Yetkin, Banu Lafçı, Gökhan İlhan, Serdar Bayrak, Ali Gürbüz
Atatürk Eğitim ve Araştırma Hastanesi, Kalp Damar Cerrahisi Kliniği, İzmir
The frequency of upper extremity peripheral artery aneurysms is much less than lower extremity peripheral artery aneurysms. Their diagnosis and surgical treatment is important because they can cause functional loss such as upper extremity and finger losses. In this study we investigated the diagnosis methods and surgical therapy of a case which was completed its maturation 5 years after a gunshot injury and admitted to our clinic at 7th year under the light of literature knowledge. Surgical therapy of brachial artery aneurysm is critical because it may cause thromboembolism in that extremity which may end up with gangrene or amputation. Besides the first choice of immediate surgery and routine surgical repair, we recommend selective revascularization procedure.
Keywords : Pseudoaneurysm, brachial artery, thromboembolism, gunshot
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