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Free Content Swelling in the upper arm: the presentation and management of an isolated brachial artery aneurysm

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Abstract:

True aneurysms of the brachial artery are uncommon. We describe the presentation and surgical management of an isolated, brachial artery aneurysm in a 64-year-old woman. Excision of the aneurysm and long saphenous venous interposition grafting was performed with no postoperative complications and histology demonstrated true aneurysmal degeneration.

Keywords: BRACHIAL ARTERY ANEURYSM; IDIOPATHIC ANEURYSM

Document Type: Case Report

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1308/147870811X582486

Affiliations: 1: Department of Vascular Surgery, Barnet Hospital, Barnet, UK 2: Department of Vascular Surgery, Barnet Hospital, Welhouse Lane, Barnet, Hertfordshire EN5 3DJ, UK;, Email: mail@andrewchoong.com 3: Department of Cellular Pathology, Barnet Hospital, Barnet, UK

Publication date: July 1, 2011

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