A Hybrid Approach to Radiation-Induced Axillary Artery Hemorrhage.

Journal Article

Axillary artery blowout is a rare life- and limb-threatening condition. The traditional surgical approach of ligation and extra-anatomic bypass is associated with a high morbidity and mortality. We present a case report of a 65-year-old male with axillary artery hemorrhage secondary to an irradiated squamous cell cancer. We propose a staged hybrid approach for the treatment of this unusual clinical entity consisting of emergent stent grafting followed by planned elective extra-anatomic bypass, debridement, and a course of specific antimicrobial therapy.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Weissler, EH; Southerland, KW

Published Date

  • February 2020

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 54 / 2

Start / End Page

  • 172 - 174

PubMed ID

  • 31714184

Pubmed Central ID

  • PMC7275647

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 1938-9116

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1177/1538574419887306


  • eng

Conference Location

  • United States