Giant iatrogenic pseudoaneurysm of the brachial artery
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Pseudoaneurysms are a pulsatile hematoma caused by hemorrhage on soft tissues. It is an uncommon condition with many different etiologies. We report a case of a giant pseudoaneurysm caused by an iatrogenic injury to the brachial artery.A 42-year-old male was submitted to our Vascular Surgery service with an enlargement of the right upper limb and a history of myocardial infarction. 60?days before the patient reached our service, he was submitted to a cardiac catheterization performed by another medical team, since the catheter was placed in the right brachial artery near the cubital fossa, we suspected an iatrogenic pseudoaneurysm, which was confirmed by his clinical history and physical exam. It was opted to treat the pseudoaneurysm with an implant of polytetrafluoroethylene prosthesis. There were no complications whatsoever and the patient was discharged...

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