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March 1973

Nonthrombotic Arterial Occlusion: Complication Following Brachial Artery Catheterization With Arteriographic Diagnosis and Surgical Treatment

Author Affiliations

Iowa City
From the Division of Cardiovascular and Thoracic Surgery, Department of Surgery, University of Iowa College of Medicine, Iowa City.

Arch Surg. 1973;106(3):344. doi:10.1001/archsurg.1973.01350150078021

Forearm amputation after cardiac catheterization was averted when a nonthrombotic arterial occlusion was recognized within eight hours of the onset of brachial catheterization. The diagnosis was facilitated and documented by operative arteriography. The patient was successfully treated by forearm fasciotomy.

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