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



Turkish Journal of Vascular Surgery 2005 , Vol 14 , Issue 1
COMPARTMENT SYNDROME CAUSED BY DELAYED ONSET OF HEMATOMA AFTER AN ANGIOGRAPHY PERFORMED FROM THE BRACHIAL ARTERY
S.Sinan BİLGİN1, Ramazan AKMEŞE1, Berk GÜÇLÜ1, Ahmet PİŞKİN2
1Ankara Üniversitesi Tıp Fakültesi, Ortopedi ve Travmatoloji Anabilim Dalı, El Cerrahisi Bilim Dalı, Ankara
2Ondokuz Mayıs Üniversitesi Tıp Fakültesi , Ortopedi ve Travmatoloji AD., Samsun
As it is well-known that femoral arteries are commonly preferred as the main site in cardiac catheterization and angiography. Due to some restrictions for femoral arteries, brachial arteries are selected as an alternative site for this invasive procedure. But an angiography performed from the brachial artery can bring complications with itself. In this study we try to explain the diagnostic problems, the diagnosis and the treatment of a compartment syndrome with secondary median nerve palsy caused by delayed onset of hematoma in the arm occured in 10 days after the angiography performed from the brachial artery in a 76-year-old man who had been given long time medication of warfarin. (Turkish J Vasc Surg 2005;14(1):37-40). Keywords : Angiography, brachial artery, median nerve, warfarin, compartment syndrome
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