Turkish Neurosurgery 2008 , Vol 18 , Num 2
Dog Bite Causing Ischemia and Neurological Deficit at the Upper Extremity: A Case Report
Olcay ESER1, Cevdet Uğur KOCAOĞULLARI2, Murat COŞAR3, Mustafa EMMİLER4, Ahmet ÇEKİRDEKÇİ5
1Afyonkocatepe University Faculty of Medicine, Department of Neurosurgery, Afyonkarahisar, Turkey
2,4,5Afyonkocatepe University Faculty of Medicine, Department of Cardiovascular Surgery, Afyonkarahisar, Turkey
3Canakkale 18 March University, Faculty of Medicine, Department of Neurosurgery, Canakkale, Turkey
We present a case with median and radial nerve injuries together with brachial artery occlusion after a dog bite that is seen rarely in the literature. A 26 year-old man was admitted to our emergency department with a complaint of dog bite and weakness of fingers at the left upper extremity. There were bite impressions at the left arm. The physical examination of the patient revealed no brachial and radial artery pulse. The neurological examination revealed radial and median nerve deficits. The patient underwent a thromboembolectomy operation following laboratory and radiological evaluations. The nerve injuries were evaluated as partial and medical treatment was administered. Keywords : Brachial artery occlusion, Dog bite, Radial and median nerve injury
Corresponding author : Olcay Eser, drolcayeser@hotmail.com