Recurrent brachial artery embolism caused by a crutch-induced axillary artery aneurysm: Report of a case

Koichi Morisaki, Sosei Kuma, Jin Okazaki

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Abstract

We report a case of axillary artery aneurysm with brachial artery embolism in a 60-year-old man who had walked with the assistance of axillary crutches all of his life since poliomyelitis during infancy had left him with lower limb paralysis. We performed bypass grafting from the axillary to brachial artery with exclusion of the aneurysm. An axillary artery aneurysm is rare, but potentially lethal for the upper extremity; therefore, surgical treatment should be considered.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1355-1358
Number of pages4
JournalSurgery today
Volume44
Issue number7
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Jul 2014
Externally publishedYes

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Surgery

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