Ulnar Artery Aneurysm in a 6-Month-Old: A Case Report

Clifton G. Meals, George B. Carey, James P. Higgins, Benjamin Chang

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Abstract

Background: Pediatric ulnar aneurysms are rare and, unlike their adult counterparts, cannot be explained by repetitive trauma to the palm. A small number of case reports describe diagnostic difficulty with these lesions and different treatments. Methods: We present the case of a 6-month-old with an ulnar artery aneurysm of unknown cause. The diagnosis was supported with magnetic resonance imaging, and the lesion was resected. Results: Because the hand remained well perfused, the ulnar artery was not reconstructed. Conclusions: Although the early result was good, the long-term outcome of this approach is unknown.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)NP118-NP120
JournalHand
Volume12
Issue number5
DOIs
StatePublished - Sep 1 2017

Keywords

  • aneurysm
  • excisional biopsy
  • hypothenar muscles
  • idopathic
  • pediatric
  • ulnar artery

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery
  • Orthopedics and Sports Medicine

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