Acute arterial thrombosis is a rare complication of brachial artery cannulation that can threaten the viability of the affected limb. We present a case of a premature male neonate who suffered complete thrombosis of the brachial artery following multiple failed attempts at cannulation. He subsequently underwent emergent thrombectomy, resection of the involved vessel segment, and primary microanastomosis with good recovery.
Department of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, McGill University Health Center, Montreal, Quebec, Canada
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Received January 23, 2014
Accepted April 4, 2014