Editor-in-Chief Ufuk Demirkılıç Frequency Quarterly Abbreviation Turk J Vasc Surg Publisher Turkish National Vascular and Endovascular Surgery Society ISSN 2667-4947 E-ISSN 2667-5080


Turkish Journal of Vascular Surgery 2014 , Vol 23 , Issue 2
True Aneurysm of the Brachial Artery Due to Chronic Trauma in a Polio Patient: Case Report
Candan CUDİ ÖKTEN1, Orhan Saim DEMİRTÜRK2
1Clinic of Cardiovascular Surgery, Adana Numune Training ve Research Hospital, Adana
2Clinic of Cardiovascular Surgery, Başkent University Adana Medical and Research Center, Adana
DOI : 10.9739/uvcd.2013-33684 Arterial aneurysms of the upper extremity are rare. They are mostly false aneurysms. True brachial artery aneurysms are even rarer. They usually occur after trauma. Otherwise, they are associated with connective tissue disorders or infection or may be idiopathic. There have been few reports about true brachial artery aneurysms. Patients usually present with symptoms resulting from thrombosis of the aneurysm or distal embolization. Rupture of the aneurysm is a possible com- plication. These complications may lead to loss of the extremity. Our aim in the treatment of these patients is prevention of aneurysm-related complications. Timely vascular reconstruction is the treatment of choice. We report a case of brachial artery true aneurysm which developed in a pa- tient with history of polio and depended on a crutch to support his walking. Keywords : Surgery; aneurysm; poliomyelitis