Pseudoaneurysm of the Posterior Humeral Circumflex Artery after Reverse Shoulder Arthroplasty: A Case Report

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Abstract

Case:A 78-year-old woman with rheumatoid arthritis and a massive rotator cuff tear of the right shoulder was treated with reverse shoulder arthroplasty, but a pseudoaneurysm in the posterior humeral circumflex artery suddenly ruptured 7 months after surgery. Embolization of the pseudoaneurysm and skin treatment successfully relieved her symptoms without implant removal.Conclusion:Although a rare occurrence, vascular complication can occur after shoulder arthroplasty. The cause of the pseudoaneurysm was hypothesized to be repetitive contact between the humeral component and the artery and/or chronic traction of the blood vessel because of its chronic onset.

Original languageEnglish
Article numbere20.00245
JournalJBJS case connector
Volume10
Issue number3
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2020 Jul

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Medicine(all)

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