Femoral Artery Pseudoaneurysm Rupture: A Catastrophic Complication Excluded with Endovascular Stenting: Case Report

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Gumustas S., ÇİFTÇİ E.

TURKIYE KLINIKLERI TIP BILIMLERI DERGISI, vol.31, no.4, pp.989-992, 2011 (SCI-Expanded) identifier


A 58-year-old man presented to emergency department with discoloration at his right groin, painful groin mass and concomitant hypovolemia. The patient had undergone a right femoral artery catheterization six days before due to coronary artery disease. Emergency Doppler ultrasonography, multi detector row angiography with CT and digital subtraction angiography revealed ruptured femoral artery pseudoaneurysm with a surrounding hematoma. Ruptured pseudoaneurysm was excluded succesfully with endovascular stent-graft and the patient had an uneventful recovery. Pseudoaneurysm rupture is a rare complication and endovascular therapy is a safe and efficient alternative to open surgery.