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The Journal of Cardiovascular Surgery 1999 June;40(3):413-5

Copyright © 2000 EDIZIONI MINERVA MEDICA

language: English

Endovascular management of axillary artery trauma

Martinez R., Lermusiaux P., Podeur L., Bleuet F., Delerue D., Castellani L.

From the Department of Cardiovascular Surgery University Hospital of Tours, Tours Cedex, France


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A 17-­year-old man was ­seen ­with an ­expanding ­false aneu­rysm of the ­right axil­lary ­artery. ­This was ­treated by an intra­lu­minal cov­ered-­stent intro­duced ­through the bra­chial ­artery via an 11F ­sheath. The cov­ered-­stent was con­structed ­from a seg­ment of ­great saph­e­nous ­vein ­anchored in the axil­lary ­artery by a 29 mm ­Palmaz ­stent. Post­op­er­a­tive arter­i­og­raphy and ­duplex scan­ning con­firmed ­normal ­flow ­through the axil­lary ­artery ­with com­plete exclu­sion of the aneu­rysm. Post­op­er­a­tive ­recovery was ­uneventful.

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