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False aneurysm with median nerve palsy after iatrogenic brachial artery puncture.
  1. K. M. Yip,
  2. H. Yurianto,
  3. J. Lin
  1. Department of Orthopedics and Traumatology, Prince of Wales Hospital, Shatin, New Territories, Hong Kong.

    Abstract

    We report on a case in which a patient on oral anticoagulation for her aortic valve replacement, with an International Normalised Ratio of 2.13, developed a false aneurysm of the brachial artery after a routine arterial puncture, despite direct pressure to the aspiration site. The false aneurysm was complicated by the development of median nerve palsy.

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