Clin Surg | Volume 4, Issue 1 | Case Report | Open Access

Pseudoaneurysm of the Thyrocervical Trunk of the Subclavian Artery after Osteosynthesis of a Mid-Shaft Clavicular Fracture

Luciano A Rossi*, Nicolas Atala, Hugo Barros, Ignacio Tanoira and Maximiliano Ranalletta

Department of Orthopedics and Traumatology, Prof. Dr. Carlos E. Ottolenghi, Italian Hospital of Buenos Aires, Buenos Aires, Argentina

*Correspondance to: Luciano Andr�s Rossi 

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Abstract

Plate fixation of displaced midshaft clavicular fractures leads to lower nonunion rates, better functional outcomes, improved cosmesis, and greater patient satisfaction compared with non operative treatment. Although high success rates of plate fixation of displaced clavicle fractures have been shown, reported complications of plate fixation include implant failure, infections, implant prominence, poor cosmesis, non unions and refracture as a result of removal of the plate. Vascular complications associated with clavicle fixation are rare but hazardous. We report a case of a 25 years old life guard who sustained a pseudoaneurysm of the thyrocervical trunk of the left subclavian artery after plate fixation of a midshaft fracture of the clavicle a potentially dangerous complication that was not previously reported in the literature.

Citation:

Rossi LA, Atala N, Barros H, Tanoira I, Ranalletta M. Pseudoaneurysm of the Thyrocervical Trunk of the Subclavian Artery after Osteosynthesis of a Mid-Shaft Clavicular Fracture. Clin Surg. 2019; 4: 2373.

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