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Vol 11, No 2 (2005)
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Subclavian artery thrombosis patient with after an isolated fracture of a first rib

Krzysztof Wachal, Robert Juszkat, Ryszard Staniszewski
Acta Angiologica 2005;11(2):129-132.


Isolated fracture of a first rib (IFFR) is uncommon. Complications connected with the first rib fracture include: brachial plexus damage, haematoma of the upper thorax and haemo- or pneumothorax. We describe the case of a patient with subclavian artery thrombosis after an isolated fracture of a first rib. Her medical history did not include any previous illnesses, she did not take any medicines or contraceptives. The case presented hereby proves that the initial lack of clear clinical symptoms does not mean that the damage of subclavian artery has not occured.

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