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EJMI. 2018; 2(1): 45-47 | DOI: 10.14744/ejmi.2017.09797

Infraclavicular Block Application in Delayed Brachial Artery Laceration

Ali Bestemi Kepekci1, Derya Ozden Omaygenc2, Aziz Yarbil3, Ibrahim Halil Ozcan4
1Department of Anesthesiology and Reanimation, Yeni Yuzyil University, Academy of Health Services, Istanbul, Turkey, 2Department of Anesthesiology and Reanimation, Yedikule Pulmonary Diseases and Thoracic Surgery Training and Research Hospital, Istanbul, Turkey, 3Department of Anesthesiology and Reanimation, Kilis State Hospital, Kilis, Turkey, 4Department of Anesthesiology and Reanimation, Private Academic Hospital, Gaziantep, Turkey

The most significant indicator of mortality and medical conditions like circulatory collapse and limb loss in traumatic injuries to the peripheral arteries is the length of time until first medical contact. If intervention with a tourniquet cannot be administered immediately, the majority of patients will be in hypovolemic shock in the preoperative period. Application of a peripheral neural block rather than general anesthesia seems to be a better option for this hemodynamically unstable patient population. The aim of this report was to emphasize that an infraclavicular blockade facilitated by in-plane ultrasound is a rapid, effective, and easily applied method for upper limb surgery, and to present a case of an urgently operated brachial artery laceration.

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Kepekci A, Ozden Omaygenc D, Yarbil A, Ozcan I. Infraclavicular Block Application in Delayed Brachial Artery Laceration. EJMI. 2018; 2(1): 45-47

Corresponding Author: Ali Bestemi Kepekci

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