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Axillary Arterial Entrapment and Brachial Plexus Injury Due to Proximal Humeral Fracture
Injury Extra
  • Denada Sharra Palm, Wright State University
  • Priti Parikh, Wright State University
  • Brandi Schoonover
  • Damian Lebamoff, Wright State University
  • Mary C. McCarthy, Wright State University
Document Type
Report
Publication Date
8-1-2013
Abstract
Proximal humeral fractures are an exceedingly rare cause of axillary arterial and brachial plexus injury. Neurovascular damage due to these injuries may threaten limb loss. Clinical presentation of these injuries may vary, therefore, a high index of suspicion is essential. The following case report describes a patient involved in a motor vehicle crash with an occult presentation of axillary arterial entrapment and associated brachial plexus trauma due to a proximal humeral fracture. The patient underwent prompt surgical intervention.
DOI
10.1016/j.injury.2013.05.010
Citation Information
Denada Sharra Palm, Priti Parikh, Brandi Schoonover, Damian Lebamoff, et al.. "Axillary Arterial Entrapment and Brachial Plexus Injury Due to Proximal Humeral Fracture" Injury Extra Vol. 44 Iss. 8 (2013) p. 67 - 69 ISSN: 1572-3461
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