Massive arm necrosis as a result of a subclavian artery occlusion after mastectomy and radiotherapy

Massive arm necrosis as a result of a subclavian artery occlusion after mastectomy and radiotherapy A 60-year-old woman with a severe necrosis caused by a blunt trauma of her right upper arm is described. She had a history of ablation and radiotherapy of her right breast followed by a diagnosis of breast cancer 34 years previously. An angiogram revealed a complete occlusion of the right subclavian artery. After the reperfusion of the right arm, the necrosis at the upper arm was resected. After further operations, the wound could finally be closed with a skin graft. Today, the patient is able to complete all her activities of daily living. Despite a restriction in her range of motion, she complains about intermittent pain. Arterial occlusion of the ipsilateral limb is a rare event decades after mastectomy and radiation. A related necrosis in these dimensions and successful limb-saving treatment has not been previously described. http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png European Journal of Plastic Surgery Springer Journals

Massive arm necrosis as a result of a subclavian artery occlusion after mastectomy and radiotherapy

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Publisher
Springer-Verlag
Copyright
Copyright © 2008 by Springer-Verlag
Subject
Medicine & Public Health; Plastic Surgery
ISSN
0930-343X
eISSN
1435-0130
D.O.I.
10.1007/s00238-007-0164-4
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Abstract

A 60-year-old woman with a severe necrosis caused by a blunt trauma of her right upper arm is described. She had a history of ablation and radiotherapy of her right breast followed by a diagnosis of breast cancer 34 years previously. An angiogram revealed a complete occlusion of the right subclavian artery. After the reperfusion of the right arm, the necrosis at the upper arm was resected. After further operations, the wound could finally be closed with a skin graft. Today, the patient is able to complete all her activities of daily living. Despite a restriction in her range of motion, she complains about intermittent pain. Arterial occlusion of the ipsilateral limb is a rare event decades after mastectomy and radiation. A related necrosis in these dimensions and successful limb-saving treatment has not been previously described.

Journal

European Journal of Plastic SurgerySpringer Journals

Published: Feb 1, 2008

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