Axillary Artery Exposure
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Axillary Artery Exposure

This course will teach you:

  • To ¬†gain access to the axillary artery. This may be done for a number of indications such as: arterial occlusive disease; trauma and aneurysmal disease.

Special attention is paid to the following hazards you may encounter during this procedure:

  • Phrenic nerve injury
  • Brachial plexus injury

With the following tips you might perform this procedure even better:

  • Transverse cervical artery and vein transection
  • Preservation of cosmesis
  • Vessel control by encircling twice

After studying this course you are familiar with the most common complications:

  • Phrenic nerve injury
  • Brachial plexus injury

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Step by step

Vessel exposure

Skin

Mark

Mark the incision line on the skin. 1 cm below the clavicle and parallel to its lateral two thirds.

Incise

Incise the skin along the previously made marking.

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