Aberrant Ulnar Artery and Ulnar Artery Thrombosis with Nerve Entrapment: A Case Report and Review of LiteratureNickul N Shah MS-IV*, David Roman RPAC and Roland Purcell MD
Interfaith Medical Centre, 1545 Atlantic Avenue, Brooklyn NY 11213, USA
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- Nickul N. Shah MS-IV
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Received Date: November 03, 2015 Accepted Date: November 14, 2015 Published Date: November 22, 2015
Citation: Nickul N Shah MS-IV, David Roman RPAC, Roland Purcell MD (2015) Aberrant Ulnar Artery and Ulnar Artery Thrombosis with Nerve Entrapment: A Case Report and Review of Literature. J Vasc Med Surg 3:230. doi:10.4172/2329-6925.1000230
Copyright: © 2015 Nickul N Shah MS-IV, et al. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.
Ulnar artery aneurysms are quite rare discoveries, related to repetitive trauma, vasculitis, anatomic abnormalities, or infections. Typically caused by blunt injury to the ulnar artery and superficial palmar arch, arterial wall damage leads to the formation of an aneurysm. The sensory branch of the ulnar nerve becomes compressed, causing paraesthesia and weakness along the 4th and 5th digits, and resection is required. It is interesting to note, in this particular case, that a high origin and superficial ulnar artery coursed along the forearm and entered along the ulnar side of the hand. A diagnostic and therapeutic approach is necessary to relieve ulnar nerve entrapment. In addition, it is important to establish an early diagnosis prior to any surgical procedures in order to isolate and establish continuous flow to the compromised region. Further studies are required, however, to establish an evidenced-based approach to such anatomic variations with surgical repair.