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March 1955

Traumatic Axillary Aneurysm of Thirteen Years' DurationUse of Venous Shunt

Author Affiliations

Chicago
From the Department of Surgery, University of Illinois College of Medicine, and St. Luke's Hospital.

AMA Arch Surg. 1955;70(3):390-392. doi:10.1001/archsurg.1955.01270090068014
Abstract

We are reporting the case of a large axillary aneurysm of 13 years' duration, first, because of cardiac arrest which occurred at the first induction of anesthesia and did not occur at the time of surgical repair and, secondly, because a type of venous shunt was applied which in this arteriosclerotic syphilitic patient with cardiac irritability permitted a less traumatic and more rapid solution of the problem than would otherwise have been possible.

REPORT OF A CASE  Claude McK., a 63-year-old retired postman, entered St. Luke's Hospital on Sept. 15, 1953, for diagnosis and treatment of a pulsating mass which protruded in the left axilla and left infraclavicular space. History revealed that he had sustained a gunshot wound in this region 13 years previously and that he had at one time received treatment for syphilis. The mass had rapidly increased in size in the past four months, and the patient

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