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A Journal on Angiology

Official Journal of the International Union of Angiology, the International Union of Phlebology and the Central European Vascular Forum
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Frequency: Bi-Monthly

ISSN 0392-9590

Online ISSN 1827-1839


International Angiology 2003 September;22(3):325-7


Bilateral retrosternal dislocation and hypertrophy of medial clavicular heads with compression to brachiocephalic vein

Ege T. 1, Canbaz S. 1, Pekindil G. 2, Duran E. 1

1 Depart­ment of Car­di­o­vas­cu­lar Sur­gery, Trak­ya Uni­ver­sity Med­i­cal ­School, ­Edirne, Tur­key
2 Depart­ment of Radiol­o­gy, Trak­ya Uni­ver­sit, Med­i­cal ­School, ­Edirne, Tur­key

A 36-year-old woman with ­effort dysp­nea for 2 years, ­venous con­ges­tion of the left arm for 6 ­months and who did not have a his­to­ry of a tho­rac­ic trau­ma was hos­pi­tal­ized. Pos­te­ri­or bilat­er­al dis­lo­ca­tion of the ster­noc­la­vic­u­lar ­joints and com­pres­sion of the brach­i­oc­e­phal­ic vein were diag­nosed and con­formed by com­put­ed tomog­ra­phy (CT). The joint could not be ­reduced ­because of the old dis­lo­ca­tion and destruc­tion of the joint in the oper­a­tion. The heads of the clav­i­cles were resect­ed and the vein com­pres­sion was elim­i­nat­ed. Six weeks later, ­venous con­ges­tion dis­ap­peared and the brach­i­oc­e­phal­ic vein was pat­ent.

language: English


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