Fibromuscular dysplasia of the brachial artery associated with unilateral clubbingFibromuscular dysplasia of the brachial artery associated with unilateral clubbing
Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences
Antwerp Surgical Training, Anatomy and Research Centre (ASTARC)
Thorax - en vaatheelkunde
Interactive cardiovascular and thoracic surgery. - Amsterdam
15(2012):6, p. 1080-1081
University of Antwerp
A 46-year old male patient was admitted with a history of an extremely painful right upper arm, associated with unilateral clubbing. Duplex scanning and magnetic resonance imaging were suggestive of a pseudo-aneurysm of the brachial artery. Digital angiography showed an irregular brachial artery, associated with a small pseudo-aneurysm. The brachial artery was partially resected and reconstructed with a venous interposition graft. Pathological examination provided the final diagnosis of fibromuscular dysplasia. Although more encountered in women, this case report describes the occurrence of fibromuscular dysplasia in an unusual location in a male patient with a long-term follow-up.