Gangrene of the hand and forearm after inadvertent intra-arterial injection of pyrazole : a case report
CITATION: Du Toit, D. F. et al. 1985. Gangrene of the hand and forearm after inadvertent intra-arterial injection of pyrazole : a case report. South African Medical Journal, 68:491-492.
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A case of gangrene of the hand following inadvertent intra-arterial injection of a pyrazole derivative (Tomanol) is presented. Gangrene of the hand and superficial sloughing of the distal arm necessitated a forearm amputation. Because of the serious sequelae, precautions must be taken to avoid inadvertent intra-arterial injections and due consideration must be given to the anatomical variations of the brachial artery and its branches in the cubital fossa.