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 2019 , Vol 28 , Issue 3
A rare case: Hypothenar Hammer syndrome
Deniz Sarp Beyazpınar1, İlknur Güler1, Şahin Orçun2, Hakkı Tankut Akay1
1Department of Cardiovascular Surgery, Medicine Faculty of Başkent University, Ankara, Turkey
2Department of Orthopedics and Traumatology, Medicine Faculty of Başkent University, Ankara, Turkey
DOI : 10.9739/tjvs.2019.159 Hypothenar Hammer syndrome (HHS) was firstly described by Von Rosen. It is a rare occupational disease and is caused by major or repeated trauma and often affect ulnar artery on hypothenar region. This region is only covered by skin and subcutaneous tissue, and has a comparatively less protected anatomical structure. A 55-year-old male patient presented with complaints of cold and knob on his left hand. After conforming the diagnosis with arteriography, aneurysmal segment was resected and saphenous vein was interposed on the resected segment. The patient was followed for one year without any complication. In conclusion, with accurate diagnosis and appropriate treatment, symptoms can be eliminated and life quality can be improved. Keywords : Artery aneurysm; Hypothenar Hammer syndrome; trauma; ulnar artery aneurysm