Brachial Artery Exposure
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Brachial Artery Exposure

The Brachial Artery Exposure will teach you:

  • To gain access to the arteries of the upper extremity. 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 the Brachial Artery Exposure:

  • Venous injury

With the following tips you might perform the Brachial Artery Exposure even better:

  • Self retaining retractor use
  • Pectoralis minor muscle transection

After studying the Brachial Artery Exposure course you are familiar with the most common complications:

  • Brachial plexus injury
  • Median and ulnar nerve injury

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Step by step

Superficial dissection

Skin

Mark

Mark the incision line on the skin of the cubital fossa extending 3 – 4 cm transversely between the lateral and medial epicondyle of the humerus.

Alternative incision

A so called lazy S incision may also be used to expose the brachial artery.

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