An antecubital fossa "cyst" caused by postoperative kinking of the brachial artery

Chandra Bortolotto, Luisa Carone, Ferdinando Draghi

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Abstract

A 77-year-old woman was referred to our staff for evaluation of a "cystic" mass in the antecubital fossa. The recent medical history included surgical excision of a median-nerve schwannoma. The postoperative course had been uneventful. The sonographic examination revealed kinking of the brachial artery; color Doppler imaging showed aliasing at the level of the kink. The case illustrates the value of ultrasound in the diagnosis of fluid-filled lesions of the elbow, including those that are rare and unexpected

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)29-31
Number of pages3
JournalJournal of Ultrasound
Volume16
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2013

Keywords

  • Brachial artery
  • Elbow
  • Kinking

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging
  • Internal Medicine

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