Arteriovenous fistula with venous aneurysm as a complication of the trapeziometacarpal arthrodesis.

Published online: Dec 27 1993

J Guiral, M Ortega, and J Manzanares.

Department of Orthopaedics, Segovia General Hospital, Spain.


An iatrogenic radial artery-cephalic vein fistula with venous aneurysm occurred in a 55-year-old woman as a complication of trapeziometacarpal arthrodesis. The clinical diagnosis was confirmed by humeral arteriography. The fistula was ligated, and the aneurysm was removed successfully.