Traumatic radial artery aneurysm at National Orthopaedic Hospital, Enugu
AbstractBackground: Traumatic radial artery pseudo aneurysms are rare and infrequently present to the plastic surgeon. At National Orthopaedic, Enugu, between January 2003 and June 2012 repair of aneurysms constituted 0.04% of all elective surgical procedures carried out by plastic surgeons. Repair by excision and vein conduit is well established but not many reports in children abound. Our aim is to share our experience, review the literature, and propose treatment options. Methods: Theatre records, photographs and case notes of patients that presented with traumatic radial artery aneurysm between 2003 and 2012 were retrieved and examined. Results: Three patients presented with radial artery pseudo-aneurysms within the period. All the three patients had excision of the aneurysms and reversed cephalic vein interposition graft. The outcomes were satisfactory.
Keywords: radial artery aneurysm, vein graft
Nigerian Journal of Plastic Surgery Vol. 9, No 2, September 2013