Use of a Javid™ shunt in the management of axillary artery injury as a complication of fracture of the surgical neck of the humerus: a case report

Stuart A. Suttie, Reza Mofidi, Alison Howd, Gareth D. Griffiths

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    Abstract

    Introduction
    Axillary artery injury is a rare but severe complication of fractures of the surgical neck of the humerus.
    Case presentation
    We present a case of axillary artery pseudoaneurysm secondary to such a fracture, in a 82-year-old white woman, presenting 10 weeks after the initial injury, successfully treated with subclavian to brachial reversed vein bypass together with simultaneous open reduction and internal fixation of the fracture. We discuss the use of a Javid™ shunt during combined upper limb revascularisation and open reduction and internal fixation of the fractured humerus.
    Conclusion
    This case highlights the usefulness of a Javid™ shunt, over other forms of vascular shunts, in prompt restoration of blood flow to effect limb salvage. It can be considered as a temporary measure whilst awaiting definitive revascularisation which can be performed following fracture fixation.
    Original languageEnglish
    Article number259
    JournalJournal of Medical Case Reports
    Volume2
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - 5 Aug 2008

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