Venipuncture-Related Lateral Antebrachial Cutaneous Nerve Injury in Primary Care Settings

Journal Article (Journal Article)

Given the close proximity of nerves to veins commonly accessed for phlebotomy, venipuncture at the antecubital fossa has resulted in nerve injury, including damage to the lateral antebrachial cutaneous nerve. Although rare, direct needle trauma can cause paresthesia, radiating arm pain, and weakness of the hand or forearm. This case report describes a healthy female who experienced 3 weeks of venipuncture-related paresthesia and pain after an atraumatic venipuncture in the primary care setting.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Szydlowski Pitman, J; Funk, EM; Falyar, C

Published Date

  • April 1, 2022

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 18 / 4

Start / End Page

  • 449 - 451

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 1555-4155

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1016/j.nurpra.2021.12.004

Citation Source

  • Scopus