Emergency room retrograde transbrachial arteriography for the management of axillosubclavian vascular injuries.

BACKGROUND Our purpose was to determine the accuracy of single-injection, retrograde transbrachial arteriography (RTBA), performed in the emergency room, for suspected axillosubclavian injuries. METHODS Thirty-three patients were prospectively assigned for RTBA. Clinical indications for RTBA included high-risk mechanism of injury, decreased (n = 19) or… CONTINUE READING