Axillary hematoma secondary to arterial pseudoaneurysm following prophylactic mastectomy: A case report

Meghana R.K. Helder, Jane Case, Marilyn Morton, Sandhya Pruthi, Gustavo Oderich, Amy C. Degnim


Recurrent axillary hematomas after prophylactic mastectomy are rare. We present one such case of a 62-year-old female with a recurrent axillary hematoma secondary to an arterial pseudoaneurysm. This report also details our treatment plan along with a review of the relevant literature. To our knowledge, this is the first case report to document a pseudoaneurysm of the axilla after mastectomy.

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