Metachronous giant brachial artery pseudoaneurysms: A case report and review of the literature

Carl Magnus Wahlgren, Robert Lohman, Benjamin J. Pearce, Lisa R.P. Spiguel, Amir Dorafshar, Christopher L. Skelly

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Abstract

Brachial artery pseudoaneurysms secondary to intravenous drug abuse represent a limb-threatening problem to patients and a technical challenge to the vascular surgeon. Here information is reported about a patient with metachronous bilateral giant brachial artery pseudoaneurysms secondary to intravenous drug use that were successfully treated with excision of the aneurysm and ligation of the brachial artery. Furthermore, a review of the current literature on the treatment of brachial artery aneurysm is presented.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)467-472
Number of pages6
JournalVascular and endovascular surgery
Volume41
Issue number5
DOIs
StatePublished - Oct 2007
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • Brachial artery
  • Intravenous drug use
  • Mycotic aneurysm
  • Pseudoaneurysm
  • Upper extremity

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery
  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine

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