Dog bite causing ischemia and neurological deficit at the upper extremity: A case report

Eser O., Kocaogullari C. U., Cosar M., Emmiler M., Cekirdekci A.

TURKISH NEUROSURGERY, vol.18, no.2, pp.219-221, 2008 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 18 Issue: 2
  • Publication Date: 2008
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.219-221
  • Kütahya Health Sciences University Affiliated: No


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.