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Upper-Extremity Arteries 

Upper-Extremity Arteries
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Upper-Extremity Arteries
Author(s):

Adam Zybulewski

, Ilya Livshitz

, Bhumika Patel

, and Aaron Fischman

DOI:
10.1093/med/9780190276249.003.0019
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date: 17 September 2019

This chapter evaluates the spectrum of pathologic diseases that affect the upper-extremity arteries, their clinical manifestations, imaging characteristics, and treatment options. We review the role of surgical and endovascular intervention for the treatment of acute upper limb ischemia (AULI) and chronic upper limb ischemia (CULI), the clinical and imaging findings associated with Raynaud’s phenomenon, hypothenar hammer syndrome, distal hypoperfusion ischemic syndrome (DHIS), thromboangittis obliterans (TOA), thoracic outlet syndrome (TOS), giant cell arteritis, Bechet’s disease, radiation arteritis, and traumatic arterial injury, including compartment syndrome and pseudoanuerysm formation. Finally, the evolution of upper-extremity arterial access and use of transradial access (TRA), including benefits and risks, technique, and complications, are discussed.

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