ISSN : 1301-5680
e-ISSN : 2149-8156
Turkish Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery     
Treatment of an infected giant brachial artery pseudoaneurysm: a case report
Ali Ezer, Alper Parlakgümüş, Kenan Çalışkan, Tamer Çolakoğlu, Sedat Yıldırım
Department of General Surgery, Medicine Faculty of Başkent University, Adana, Turkey
DOI : 10.5606/tgkdc.dergisi.2012.062
Peripheral artery aneurysms are much less frequent in the upper extremities than in the lower extremities. Giant brachial artery pseudoaneurysms secondary to inadvertent puncture of the brachial artery during venous cannulation for hemodialysis are rare. These pseudoaneurysms may result in serious complications such as life-threatening hemorrhage and severe decreases in extremity function and also lead to loss of arms or fingers and even death. In this article, we present a case of infected giant brachial artery pseudoaneurysm secondary to brachial artery puncture for hemodialysis and successfully treated with aneurysmectomy and a short saphenous vein interposition graft.
Keywords : Brachial artery; infected pseudoaneurysm; saphenous graft; upper extremity
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