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March 1951

TRAUMATIC ANEURYSM AS A COMPLICATION OF SUPRACONDYLAR FRACTURE OF THE HUMERUS

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CHICAGO
From the Department of Surgery, University of Illinois College of Medicine and Cook County Hospital.

AMA Arch Surg. 1951;62(3):358-364. doi:10.1001/archsurg.1951.01250030364005
Abstract

IN CIVILIAN life the occurrence of traumatic aneurysm is rather infrequent, but in time of war the incidence of aneurysm and arteriovenous fistula in battle casualties is high. Bigger1 reported a personal series of civilian cases in which traumatic aneurysm or arteriovenous fistula developed secondary to bullet or stab wounds and has described the problems and treatment in these conditions. Shumacker and Carter,2 Albright and Van Hale,3 Preston,4 Beck,5 and many others have reported various types of vascular injuries.

Traumatic aneurysm of the brachial artery is a rare complication of a supracondylar fracture of the humerus, yet numerous cases of traumatic aneurysm of the brachial artery, the result of bullet or knife wounds, have been reported. The case here presented is interesting not only because of the infrequency of its occurrence but because of the problems presented in diagnosis and treatment.

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