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Acute renal failure due to rhabdomyolysis after proximal humerus fracture associated with axillary artery rupture

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The anatomical proximity of axillary artery to the humeral head makes it quite vulnerable to blunt trauma during shoulder injury. Axillary artery rupture and prolonged ischemia may lead to rhabdomyolysis and acute renal failure. Herein we present a case of a patient who sustained proximal humerus fracture associated with axillary artery rupture and acute renal failure due to rhabdomyolysis.

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Mouzopoulos, G., Lasanianos, N., Mouzopoulos, D. et al. Acute renal failure due to rhabdomyolysis after proximal humerus fracture associated with axillary artery rupture. Int Urol Nephrol 40, 855 (2008). https://doi.org/10.1007/s11255-008-9341-z

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Keywords

  • Humerus
  • Fracture
  • Ischemia
  • Rhabdomyolysis
  • Acute renal failure