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Joint Bone Spine
Volume 71, n° 4
pages 349-351 (juillet 2004)
Doi : 10.1016/j.jbspin.2003.10.002
Compressive injury of the brachial plexus after axillary arteriography and its further consequences

Levent  Özçakar a ,  Fitnat  Dinçer a ,  Ayce  Atalay a * ,  Bayram  Kaymak a ,  Ali Emre  Aksu b ,  Mustafu  Akyürek b
aDepartment of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Hacettepe University Medical School, Ankara, Turkey 
bDepartment of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, Hacettepe University Medical School, Ankara, Turkey 

*Corresponding author. 16, Sok. Banu Apt. 24/4 Bahçelievler, 06500 Ankara, Turkey.

A patient suffering from a brachial plexus injury after axillary arteriography is discussed. In the pertinent literature, local complications such as hematomas or pseudoaneurysms have been reported. Herein, rendering this patient, we introduce a new type of a delayed complication after the angiography-compressive injury of the brachial plexus.

Mots clés  : Angiography ; Plexopathy ; Electromyography ; Surgical exploration ; Hypoesthesia ; Burn injury.

© 2003  Elsevier SAS. All Rights Reserved.

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