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Spontaneous rupture of axillary vein simulating elder physical abuse
  1. M J N Fernández1,
  2. J C G García1,
  3. B C Paredes1,
  4. A G Blanco2,
  5. A L Rodríguez3
  1. 1Internal Medicine Unit, Hospital Comarcal do Salnés, Pontevedra, Spain
  2. 2Radiology Unit, Hospital Comarcal do Salnés, Pontevedra, Spain
  3. 3Surgery Unit, Hospital Comarcal do Salnés, Pontevedra, Spain
  1. Correspondence to:
 M J N Fernández
 Apartado de Correos no. 192, 36080 Pontevedra, Spain; majenu{at}cmpont.es

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