Affiliations 

  • 1 M A Mohamed Razif, FRCSEd. Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, University Malaya Medical Centre, Kuala Lumpur 50603
  • 2 V Rajasingam, FRCSEng. Department of General Surgery, University Malaya Medical Centre, Kuala Lumpur 50603
Med. J. Malaysia, 2002 Dec;57(4):496-8.
PMID: 12733178

Abstract

We report a rare case of left axillary artery injury associated with anterior dislocation of the left shoulder in a 25 yrs old male as a result of a road traffic accident. The shoulder dislocation was reduced. A left upper limb angiogram showed an obstructed left axillary artery. The obstructed segment was surgically reconstructed with a Dacron graft. Six months post operation in follow up, he was found to have good left shoulder function and no neurovascular deficit. This is an injury that could have been easily missed without a simple clinical examination.

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