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2020

ANUÁRIO DO HOSPITAL
DONA ESTEFÂNIA

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DEEP VEIN THROMBOSIS AFTER A SUPRACONDYLAR FRACTURE OF THE HUMERUS IN A CHILD – A RARE COMPLICATION

Ana Ferrão1, Pedro Fernandes2, Patrícia Wircker3, Joana Catarino4, Joana Arcângelo5, Joana Ovídio5

1- Serviço de Ortopedia do Hospital Curry Cabral, Centro Hospitalar Universitário de Lisboa Central
2- Serviço de Ortopedia do Centro Hospitalar de Lisboa Ocidental
3- Serviço de Ortopedia do Hospital de Cascais
4- Serviço de Cirurgia Vascular do Centro Hospitalar Universitário de Lisboa Central
5- Serviço de Ortopedia Infantil do Hospital de Dona Estefânia, Centro Hospitalar Universitário de Lisboa Central

- Aceite para publicação na Revista Brasileira de Ortopedia (indexada e internacional)

Resumo: Deep vein thrombosis in the upper extremities is uncommon, especially in the pediatric population and in the trauma setting. The diagnosis is challenging, due to its rarity, requiring a high degree of suspicion. We describe a rare case of humeral vein thrombosis after a displaced supracondylar fracture of the humerus in a 7-year-old girl. The risk factors for thromboembolism and sequelae are also discussed. The early detection and treatment are mandatory to prevent poor outcomes, such as fatal thromboembolism.

Palavras Chave: Child; Deep vein thrombosis; Humeral fractures; Thrombosis; Venous thromboembolism;