Absence d'artere radiale. A propos d'un cas et revue de la litterature. [Absence of the radial artery: case report and review of the literature]

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serval:BIB_92847A2F220A
Type
Article: article from journal or magazin.
Publication sub-type
Case report (case report): feedback on an observation with a short commentary.
Collection
Publications
Title
Absence d'artere radiale. A propos d'un cas et revue de la litterature. [Absence of the radial artery: case report and review of the literature]
Journal
Revue de Chirurgie Orthopédique et Réparatrice de l'Appareil Moteur
Author(s)
Prues-Latour  V., Papaloizos  M.
ISSN
0035-1040 (Print)
Publication state
Published
Issued date
11/2000
Volume
86
Number
7
Pages
741-5
Notes
Case Reports
English Abstract
Journal Article
Review --- Old month value: Nov
Abstract
PURPOSE OF THE STUDY: We report a case of complete unilateral absence of the radial artery in the forearm and reviewed the pertinent literature. CASE REPORT: An 18-year-old girl was admitted for multiple fractures after a car accident. She presented with a comminuted fracture of the left distal humerus, an open grade I fracture according to the Gustilo classification involving the right ulna and radius, a mediodiaphyseal fracture of the right femur and an open grade II fracture of the proximal and distal left tibia. After open reduction and internal fixation of the bones of the right forearm, she presented transient ischemia of her right hand, the radial pulse not being detectable at the end of surgery. An arteriography showed a complete absence of the right radial artery, which was thought to be caused by arterial thrombosis. Surgical exploration evidenced the complete absence of the radial artery. DISCUSSION: Absence of the radial artery is observed in radial preaxial hemimelia, in specific genetic and chromosomal disorders (Fanconi's anemia, Holt-Oram syndrome) and in association with other malformations. Unilateral absence of the radial artery has been described in association with other vascular abnormalities such as a larger anterior interosseous artery or the presence of a medial artery. Our case presented an isolated anatomical variation of the radial artery. This vascular anomaly was asymptomatic and discovered fortuitously. The incidence of this anatomic anomaly may be underestimated in the general population.
Keywords
Adolescent Female Humans Radial Artery/*abnormalities
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Web of science
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