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Endovascular treatment of a vertebral artery pseudoaneurysm in a drug user.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  16502178     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
A 26-year-old drug abuser who presented with sepsis was found to have a pseudoaneurysm in the left vertebral artery. This aneurysm was presumed to be post-traumatic, since the patient reported multiple attempts to inject drugs in the left jugular vein 15 days prior to admission. The pseudoaneurysm was treated effectively with stent-graft placement.
Dimitrios Mourikis; Achilleas Chatziioannou; Ortansia Doriforou; Vasilios Skiadas; Vasilios Koutoulidis; Konstantinos Katsenis; Lampros Vlahos
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Cardiovascular and interventional radiology     Volume:  29     ISSN:  0174-1551     ISO Abbreviation:  Cardiovasc Intervent Radiol     Publication Date:    2006 Jul-Aug
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2006-05-26     Completed Date:  2006-11-08     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8003538     Medline TA:  Cardiovasc Intervent Radiol     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  662-4     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Radiology, Areteion Hospital, University of Athens, Vas Sofias 76, Athens, Greece.
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MeSH Terms
Aneurysm, False / surgery*,  ultrasonography*
Substance Abuse, Intravenous / complications
Treatment Outcome
Vertebral Artery*

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