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Compartment syndrome as a late presentation of brachial artery pseudoaneurysm following shaft of humerus fracture
  1. Sudhanshu Sekhar Das,
  2. Sudarsan Behera,
  3. Gurudip Das and
  4. Bishnu Prasad Patro
  1. Orthopaedics, All India Institute of Medical Sciences Bhubaneswar, Bhubaneswar, Orissa, India
  1. Correspondence to Dr Sudhanshu Sekhar Das, dr.sudhanshu11{at}


Peripheral artery pseudoaneurysm is rare in upper extremities compared with lower extremities. Early diagnosis and prompt management are two cornerstones of successful outcomes in these cases. Delay can lead to limb and life-threatening complications. We present a case of compartment syndrome of upper limb as a sequel to pseudoaneurysm of brachial artery for which we had to do shoulder disarticulation. The patient recovered uneventfully.

  • orthopaedics
  • orthopaedic and trauma surgery
  • vascular surgery
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  • Contributors All authors (SSD, SB, GD and BPP) have contributed to the concept and design of the case report and have helped with acquisition and interpretation of data. SSD and SB drafted the manuscript. GD and BPP have done proof reading and revised the manuscript. SSD, SB, GD and BPP approved final manuscript proposed for publication.

  • Funding The authors have not declared a specific grant for this research from any funding agency in the public, commercial or not-for-profit sectors.

  • Competing interests None declared.

  • Provenance and peer review Not commissioned; externally peer reviewed.

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