Research Article| Volume 3, ISSUE 1, P90-94, January 1978

Injury to the brachial plexus as a result of diagnostic Arteriography

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      Six cases of brachial plexus injury within the brachial sheath are reported following axillary-brachial arteriography. Direct compression resulted from leakage of arterial blood into the space formed by the fascial sheath. In one, hemorrhage occurred several days after arteriotomy. Early decompression and arteriorrhaphy resulted in restoration of normal function. Permanent nerve damage resulted when surgical decompression was delayed.
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