Thrombosed Femoral Artery Pseudoaneurysm: Complication of Cardiac Catheterization

Dilic, Mirza; Koco, Damir; Kurtalic, Emir; Herceglija, Edin; Svrakic, Suvada
June 2011
Medical Archives / Medicinski Arhiv;2011, Vol. 65 Issue 3, p185
Academic Journal
We present a case of catheter induced pseudoaneurysm of femoral artery and postprocedural course. This type of complications occurs in 2% to 8% patients after interventional procedures via trans femoral access and and has overall trend of increase due to significant number of this procedures in diagnostic and interventional cardiology. A 74-year-old female was admitted to Vascular department complaining of severe pain in her left groin. On physical examination, there was a femoral mass palpable but non-pulsatile in her left groin. Color Doppler documented the presence of femoral pseudoaneurysm as well as "to-and-fro" low pattern on the pseudoaneurysm neck. CT arteriogram showed pseudoaneurysm with mostly thrombosed cavity, diameter of 85 x 27 mm. We concluded for further surgical repair.


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