PENETRATING TRAUMA TO THE AXILLARY ARTERY

Authors

  • Pedro Pinto Sousa Centro Hospitalar Vila Nova de Gaia-Espinho, Portugal
  • Miguel Lobo Centro Hospitalar Vila Nova de Gaia-Espinho, Portugal
  • Alexandra Canedo Centro Hospitalar Vila Nova de Gaia-Espinho, Portugal

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https://doi.org/10.48729/pjctvs.64

Abstract

Axillary artery injuries due to penetrating trauma are relatively uncommon. Management of these injuries is challenging due to the complex local anatomy, rigid chest walls, and associated injuries. Open exposure with direct open vascular repair has been the mainstay of operative management. We report a clinical case of a 51-year-old man victim of penetrating trauma to the axillary artery caused by a chain-saw and repaired by open surgery with a great saphenous vein interposition graft.

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Published

30-06-2020

How to Cite

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Pinto Sousa P, Lobo M, Canedo A. PENETRATING TRAUMA TO THE AXILLARY ARTERY. Rev Port Cir Cardiotorac Vasc [Internet]. 2020 Jun. 30 [cited 2022 Jun. 26];27(2):135-7. Available from: https://pjctvs.com/index.php/journal/article/view/64

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