Карточка-задание по английскому языку на тему «MEDICAL WRITING: CASE ABSTRACT_379»
«MEDICAL WRITING: CASE ABSTRACT_379»
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·What is an abstract?
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Compound and acutely
ruptured false aneurysm of the brachial artery: a case report
A patient with a neglected,
compound acutely ruptured false aneurysm of the brachial artery which developed
after a periprosthetic fracture of the right humerus, is reported.
An 84-year-old Greek woman
underwent right shoulder hemiarthroplasty 2 years before a periprosthetic
fracture which was treated conservatively in another hospital. After removing
the U-slab herself, she noticed the development of an ulcer on the mid-humerus,
with continuous oozing but no fever. This led to above-elbow amputation in an
attempt to save the patient's life.
It is hoped that by awareness of
such a possibility coupled with an early diagnosis based on the clinical
picture and imaging modalities, such unfortunate results can be avoided in the
future. In case of increasing displacement at the fracture site and excessive
local swelling, the possibility of the presence of a false brachial aneurysm
should be ruled out despite the presence of normal perfusion of the hand and
palpable radial and ulnar pulses.
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