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Year : 2021  |  Volume : 8  |  Issue : 4  |  Page : 369-372

An unusual cause for median nerve palsy after brachial catheterization: Report of two cases


1 Department of Renal Transplant, Royal Liverpool University Hospital, Liverpool, United Kingdom; Department of Vascular and Transplant Surgery, Faculty of Medicine, University of Colombo, Colombo, Sri Lanka
2 Department of Vascular and Transplant Surgery, Faculty of Medicine, University of Colombo, Colombo, Sri Lanka

Correspondence Address:
Thilina Gunawardena
Department of Renal Transplant, Royal Liverpool University Hospital, Liverpool; Department of Vascular and Transplant Surgery, Faculty of Medicine, University of Colombo, Colombo

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DOI: 10.4103/ijves.ijves_81_21

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Median nerve palsy is an uncommon complication of brachial artery catheterization. Compression from a pseudoaneurysm at the puncture site is rarely implicated as the cause for such median nerve dysfunction. Here, we report two patients who developed median nerve palsy secondary to compression from pseudoaneurysms after brachial catheterizations done for chronic lower limb ischemia. Both underwent operative repair of the culprit lesions. Despite months of aggressive physiotherapy, recovery of nerve function remains poor in both.


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