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Axillary vein

H Naouli, B Benfor, H Jiber, A Bouarhroum
Axillary artery injury from humeral neck fracture is an uncommon event. Vascular damage due to these injuries may threaten limb loss. In some cases, the signs of ischemia may not be evident just after the injury and may only appear later on. Therefore, a high index of suspicion is essential. It is important to bear this association in mind, so as to make an early diagnosis and avoid serious complications. We are describing the case of a young patient involved in a motor vehicle crash with an axillary artery trauma due to the surgical neck of humerus fracture...
October 13, 2016: Journal des Maladies Vasculaires
Filippo Benedetto, Domenico Spinelli, Narayana Pipitò, Giambattista Gagliardo, Alberto Noto, Simona Villari, Antonio David, Francesco Spinelli
OBJECTIVE: The purpose of this study was to examine the outcomes of a vascular hybrid polytetrafluoroethylene (PTFE) graft, provided with a nitinol-reinforced section (NRS) on one end, in hemodialysis vascular access placement. METHODS: A retrospective study was conducted including all the consecutive patients who underwent Gore Hybrid Vascular Graft (GHVG; W. L. Gore & Associates, Flagstaff, Ariz) implantation for hemodialysis access placement between October 2013 and November 2015...
October 12, 2016: Journal of Vascular Surgery
Thandar Aye, Thanh Trung Phan, Douglas Findlay Muir, Nicholas John Linker, Richard Hartley, Andrew John Turley
AIM: This new laser facilitated 'inside-out' technique was used for transvenous pacemaker insertion in a pacemaker-dependent patient with bilateral subclavian occlusion and a failed epicardial system who is not suitable for a transfemoral approach. METHOD AND RESULTS: Procedure was undertaken under general anaesthesia with venous access obtained from right femoral vein and left axillary vein. 7F multipurpose catheter was used to enter proximal edge of the occluded segment of subclavian vein via femoral approach, which then supported stiff angioplasty wires and microcatheters to tunnel into the body of occlusion...
October 14, 2016: Europace: European Pacing, Arrhythmias, and Cardiac Electrophysiology
Ngai-Yin Chan, Nim-Pong Kwong, Adrian-Piers Cheong
AIMS: Existing data on the relationship between venous access and long-term pacemaker lead failure (PLF) are scarce and inconsistent. We aim to study the hypothesis that contrast-guided axillary vein puncture (AP) is better than subclavian puncture (SP) and similar to cephalic vein cutdown (CV) in the incidence of PLF and the success rate of AP is higher than CV. METHODS AND RESULTS: The case records of 409 patients with 681 implantable pacemaker leads were reviewed...
October 12, 2016: Europace: European Pacing, Arrhythmias, and Cardiac Electrophysiology
Prakashchandra Shetty, Satheesha B Nayak, Rajesh Thangarajan, Melanie Rose D'Souza
Persistence of jugulocephalic vein is one of the extremely rare variations of the cephalic vein. Knowledge of such a variation is of utmost importance to orthopedic surgeons while treating the fractures of the clavicle, head and neck surgeons, during surgery of the lower part of neck, for cardiothoracic surgeons and radiologists during catheterization and cardiac device placement. We report the persistent jugulocephalic vein in an adult male cadaver, observed during the routine dissection classes. The right cephalic vein ascended upwards, superficial to the lateral part of the clavicle and terminated into the external jugular vein...
September 2016: Anatomy & Cell Biology
Carlos A Hinojosa, Javier E Anaya-Ayala, Alejandra Lopez-Mendez, Zeniff Gomez-Arcive, Hugo Laparra-Escareno, Cesar Cuen-Ojeda, Rene Lizola, Adriana Torres-Machorro
Exhaustion of superficial veins coupled with the presence of intrathoracic central venous occlusions remains a significant obstacle for hemodialysis access creation; complex arteriovenous graft (AVG) configurations have been described. The axillary-iliac AVG was first reported in 1987, and few authors have explored this access. We evaluated our experience with this AVG configuration utilizing the early cannulation (EC) graft Flixene™ (Atrium ™, Hudson, NH, USA). Eight patients (75 % men; mean age 37 ± 10 years) with End-Stage Renal Disease (ESRD) underwent axillo-iliac AVG creation with Flixene™ grafts; all had exhausted peripheral veins, occluded thoracic central veins, and inadequate femoral veins...
October 5, 2016: Journal of Artificial Organs: the Official Journal of the Japanese Society for Artificial Organs
J Abram, J Klocker, N Innerhofer-Pompernigg, M Mittermayr, M C Freund, N Gravenstein, V Wenzel
Injuries to blood vessels near the heart can quickly become life-threatening and include arterial injuries during central venous puncture, which can lead to hemorrhagic shock. We report 6 patients in whom injury to the subclavian artery and vein led to life-threatening complications. Central venous catheters are associated with a multitude of risks, such as venous thrombosis, air embolism, systemic or local infections, paresthesia, hemothorax, pneumothorax, and cervical hematoma, which are not always immediately discernible...
October 5, 2016: Der Anaesthesist
Chandu Vemuri, Payam Salehi, Jaime Benarroch-Gampel, Lauren N McLaughlin, Robert W Thompson
Venous thoracic outlet syndrome (VTOS) is uncommon but most frequently occurs in young, active, healthy patients. This condition typically presents as subclavian vein (SCV) effort thrombosis, also known as Paget-Schroetter syndrome. The pathophysiology underlying VTOS is chronic repetitive compression injury of the SCV in the costoclavicular space, resulting in progressive venous scarring, focal stenosis, and eventual thrombosis. Clinical evaluation includes a history and physical examination followed by catheter-based venography, for definitive confirmation of the diagnosis and initial treatment with pharmacomechanical thrombolysis...
October 2016: Journal of Vascular Surgery. Venous and Lymphatic Disorders
Pu-Sheng Zhang, Yun-Feng Luo, Jin-Long Yu, Chi-Hua Fang, Fu-Jun Shi, Jian-Wen Deng
OBJECTIVE: To study the clinical value of digital 3D technique combined with nanocarbon-aided navigation in endoscopic sentinel lymph node biopsy for breast cancer. METHODS: Thirty-nine female patients with stage I/II breast cancer admitted in our hospital between September 2014 and September 2015 were recruited. CT lymphography data of the patients were segmented to reconstruct digital 3D models, which were imported into FreeForm Modeling Surgical System Platform for visual simulation surgery before operation...
August 20, 2016: Nan Fang Yi Ke da Xue Xue Bao, Journal of Southern Medical University
Mohammed Monem, Mohamad Khalid Iskandarani, Kishan Gokaraju
We discuss the case of an independent 80-year-old Caucasian woman, being treated with new oral anticoagulants for a previous deep vein thrombosis, who had fallen on her right shoulder. She made a delayed presentation to the emergency department with a wrist drop in her right dominant hand. She had right arm bruising with good distal pulses but had a global neurological deficit in the hand. Plain radiographs of the shoulder, humerus, elbow, forearm and wrist demonstrated no fractures. MRI showed a significant right axillary lesion distorting the surrounding soft tissues, including the brachial plexus, and CT with contrast confirmed this to be a large axillary pseudoaneurysm...
2016: BMJ Case Reports
William R VanWye, Jase Pinerola, Karen Craig Ogle, Harvey W Wallmann
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: Screening for referral, regardless of setting, is the responsibility of all physical therapists. A serious condition that sports physical therapists may encounter is upper extremity (UE) deep venous thrombosis (DVT), which can result in the important and sometimes fatal complication of pulmonary embolism. CASE DESCRIPTION: A 22 year-old male right-hand dominant collegiate pitcher was referred for physical therapist evaluation and treatment secondary to acute right UE pain and swelling...
August 2016: International Journal of Sports Physical Therapy
Claire Roger, Meriem Sadek, Sophie Bastide, Pascal Jeannes, Laurent Muller, Xavier Bobbia, Jean-Yves Lefrant
OBJECTIVE: To compare the area of the lumen of the axillary and subclavian veins using ultrasound (US) in 50 healthy volunteers. METHODS: Using an ultrasound device, depth, area, short axis vein length and long axis vein, vein-artery and vein-pleura distances were measured for axillary and subclavian approaches. RESULTS: The mean cross-sectional area of the axillary vein was greater than the mean cross-sectional area of the subclavian vein (327±89 mm(2) versus 124±46 mm(2), P<0...
August 2, 2016: Anaesthesia, Critical Care & Pain Medicine
Hussan Mohammed, Matthew R Skalski, Dakshesh B Patel, Anderanik Tomasian, Aaron J Schein, Eric A White, George F Rick Hatch, George R Matcuk
The coracoid process is a hook-shaped bone structure projecting anterolaterally from the superior aspect of the scapular neck. Surgeons often refer to the coracoid process as the "lighthouse of the shoulder" given its proximity to major neurovascular structures such as the brachial plexus and the axillary artery and vein, its role in guiding surgical approaches, and its utility as a landmark for other important structures in the shoulder. The coracoid also serves as a critical anchor for many tendinous and ligamentous attachments...
July 29, 2016: Radiographics: a Review Publication of the Radiological Society of North America, Inc
Hakan Orbay, Yuanpei Li, Wenwu Xiao, Simon R Cherry, Kit Lam, David E Sahar
BACKGROUND: Current treatments for infantile hemangiomas have unpredictable outcomes. The authors' aim was to develop a nanoporphyrin-delivered, high-efficacy treatment for infantile hemangiomas using a mouse hemangioendothelioma model. METHODS: The authors injected mouse hemangioendothelioma cells intradermally to axillary regions of 5-week-old, female, nude mice (n = 19) to induce hemangioendothelioma growth. They documented nanoporphyrin accumulation in hemangioendotheliomas using positron emission tomography...
August 2016: Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
Naïke Bigé, Vincent Dubée, Mikael Alves, Claire Pichereau, Simon Bourcier, Jérémie Joffre, Gabriel Preda, Jean L Baudel, Arnaud Galbois, Hafid Ait-Oufella, Eric Maury
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
July 19, 2016: Minerva Anestesiologica
Mohammed Abdallah, Mohammad Rachad Wehbe, Elias Elias, Muhammad Aghiad Kutoubi, Roger Sfeir
We present a case of a healthy young female with axillary vein compression caused by the pectoralis minor muscle. Diagnosis was made by clinical findings and dynamic venography. After pectoralis minor tenotomy, the patient had total resolution of her symptoms. Compression of the axillary vein by the pectoralis minor is a rare entity that needs a careful exam and imaging to reach its diagnosis and establish the appropriate treatment.
2016: Case Reports in Surgery
Masaya Nakashima, Hideaki Kobayashi, Masayoshi Kobayashi
The treatment tactics for subclavian artery occlusion include the more commonly used endovascular therapy rather than surgical intervention. We present a case of a 61-year-old woman with dialysis-dependent chronic renal failure who experienced left finger necrosis in the left upper extremity. To salvage the limb, we performed femoro-axillary (fem-ax) artery bypass using an autologous saphenous vein graft. However, 10 months later, she experienced coldness in the left forearm. Angiography revealed chronic total occlusion of the venous bypass...
June 2016: Vascular Specialist International
Myung Gyu Song, Tae-Seok Seo, Yun Hwan Kim, Sung Bum Cho, Euichul Jung, Hwan Hoon Chung, Seung Hwa Lee
PURPOSE: To evaluate effectiveness of breast fixation to reduce migration of the catheter tip of a totally implantable venous access port (TIVP) in women. MATERIALS AND METHODS: TIVPs were placed in 129 women via the right axillary vein from July 2012 to December 2014, with a final study population of 118 patients (mean age, 55.3 ± 13.8 years; range, 21-91 years). The patients were divided into two groups according to breast fixation during TIVP placement. A total of 56 patients received TIVP placement without breast fixation (Group 1); the remaining 62 received TIVP placement in the supine position after fixation of the ipsilateral breast on the abdominal wall in the sitting position (Group 2)...
July 12, 2016: Journal of Vascular Access
B Louart, G Buzançais, C Roger, L Muller, J Y Lefrant
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
December 2015: Intensive Care Medicine Experimental
Steve Hill
Totally implantable vascular access devices (TIVADs) are indicated for intermittent long-term intravenous access. It is widely accepted within medical literature that TIVADs are associated with statistically significant lower infection rates than other central venous access devices. Typical sites for implantation are on the anterior chest wall, using the internal jugular, axillary, cephalic or a subclavian vein. This article follows on from a previous discussion of the benefits of this approach, which illustrated and examined clinical outcomes of trapezius-placement versus anterior chest wall placed ports, for patients with metastatic subcutaneous disease on the anterior chest wall...
January 27, 2016: British Journal of Nursing: BJN
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