Delayed presentation of Subclavian venous thrombosis following undisplaced clavicle fracture

Kochhar, Tony; Jayadev, Chethan; Smith, Jay; Griffiths, Emmet; Seehra, Kamaljit
January 2008
World Journal of Emergency Surgery;2008, Vol. 3, Special section p1
Academic Journal
Medial clavicle fractures are uncommon, accounting for approximately 5 percent of all clavicle fractures. Vascular injuries are uncommon but are recognised as either an immediate complication due to transection of the vessel by the displaced fracture, or as a late complication, secondary to compression from abundant callus formation. We present an unusual case of positional venous insufficiency in the upper limb as an immediate complication of a closed, minimally displaced clavicle fracture, with secondary subclavian venous thrombosis formation eleven days following the injury.


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