A Case of True Brachial Arterial Aneurysm

(Department of Cardiovascular Surgery, Sendai National Hospital, Sendai, Japan)

Masayuki Shimizu Mikio Ohmi Masahiro Ohuchi
Takumi Shibuya Shunsuke Kawamoto Takahiko Nakame
An extremely rare case of true brachial arterial aneurysm due to blunt trauma is reported. A 55-year-old male suffered from blunt trauma in his right upper arm when he was 8 years old. He had noticed a mass in his right upper arm for more than 30 years, however, it grew rapidly to 7~6~5cm within several months. Digital subtraction angiography revealed a large saccular aneurysm of the right brachial artery. The aneurysm was removed and replaced by a saphenous vein graft.
@Jpn. J. Cardiovasc. Surg. 33: 143-146 (2004)