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Pseudoaneurysm discovered during reverse radial forearm flap after a gunshot injury: a case report

Okan Aslanturk, Kadir Ertem, Mustafa Karakaplan, Mehmet Fatih Korkmaz


Gunshots cause injury on the vascular wall by phsical forces and thermal effect. These injuries are minor intimal damage, complete or partial transaction of the vessel, arteriovenoous fistula and pseudoaneurysm. In this article we report a pseudoaneursym case, at a gunshot wound on right hand planned to repair by reverse radial forearm flap for to cover the defect occured at the ipsilateral dorsum of the right hand, which was suspected on CT angiography but missed out preoperatively and seen in surgery during exploration and reparied.

Key words: Gunshot wound , hand injury, pseudoaneurysm, radial forearm flap

Med-Science. 2013; 2(1): 414-22

Medicine Science Vol:2 Issue:1 Year:2013 PP:363-499
Posted in Vol: 2 Issue: 1 Year: 2013 March pp: 363-499

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