alexa Axillary Artery Occlusion Following Radiation for Breast Cancer.
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Cardiology

Atherosclerosis: Open Access

Author(s): Satomi, Saeki, Shibahara, Hiroaki

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Symptomatic axillary artery occlusion following radical mastectomy and radiation for breast cancer is very rare. We report a case in which arterial insufficiency of the upper limb developed 40 years after surgery and irradiation for breast cancer. The patient presented with pain and digital gangrene in the affected limb and angiographic evidence of complete occlusion of axillary artery. She underwent carotid-brachial bypass using a 6 mm Dacron graft tunneled subcutaneously. Symptoms resolved completely with return of a palpable distal pulse. The postoperative course was uneventful with good healing of the wound. (author)

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This article was published in Nippon Kekkan Geka Gakkai Zasshi and referenced in Atherosclerosis: Open Access

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