Median nerve injury as a result of medial brachial fascial compartment syndrome.

Journal Article (Journal Article)

A case of brachial plexus injury after brachial arteriography is reported. Percutaneous catheterization of the brachial artery for angiography and intervention is performed when contraindications for the femoral approach exist. Access-related complications include injuries to the infraclavicular brachial plexus. This is often a result of a hematoma within the medial brachial fascial compartment leading to a compartment syndrome. Early recognition and prompt surgical management is vital to prevent permanent nerve damage.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Pillai, AK; Bashir, M; Ferral, H; Paruchuri, S; Domkan, A

Published Date

  • November 2007

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 18 / 11

Start / End Page

  • 1434 - 1435

PubMed ID

  • 18003995

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 1051-0443

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1016/j.jvir.2007.07.028


  • eng

Conference Location

  • United States