A 72-year-old man with past medical history of hypertension was referred to a cardiology consultation due to recent heart failure hospitalization and newly diagnosed atrial fibrillation. Physical examination revealed a large bulge on his anterior mid-upper left arm, more pronounced during elbow flexion (Figure). This deformity had developed several months before, after lifting a heavy object. He remembers hearing a “pop” sound, followed by a sudden sharp pain and weakness in his left arm. He did not seek medical care and started self-treatment with cryotherapy and nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs. The pain totally relieved within a few days and no longer affected his daily life.
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Published online: February 02, 2023
Accepted: January 18, 2023
Received: January 8, 2023
Publication stageIn Press Journal Pre-Proof
Funding: None declared.
Conflicts of Interest: None declared.
Authorship: JMV was the major contributor in writing the manuscript. The remaining authors revised the manuscript. All authors read and approved the final manuscript.
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