Brachial Artery Pseudoaneurysm After Supracondylar Humerus Fracture: A Case Report

Sarah C. Tepper, Caleb P. Gottlich, Isam W. Nasr, Paul D. Sponseller

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Abstract

CASE: A 9-year-old boy with a widely displaced Type-III supracondylar humerus fracture presented with a painful mass at the antecubital fossa after pin fixation. Exploration of the mass caused bleeding from a brachial artery pseudoaneurysm that necessitated repair with a saphenous vein graft. Six weeks later, the fracture had healed without complications. CONCLUSION: We describe an unusual presentation of a pediatric supracondylar humerus fracture that highlights the importance of including vascular injury in the differential diagnosis for similar presentations.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)e0218
JournalJBJS case connector
Volume10
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 2020

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery
  • Orthopedics and Sports Medicine

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