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Iatrogenic femoral artery pseudoaneurysms--a review of current methods of diagnosis and treatment.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  18996260     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
The common femoral artery is commonly used as arterial access for a wide range of radiological and cardiological procedures. Pseudoaneurysm formation is the most common arterial complication of femoral artery catheterization, and is diagnosed using colour Doppler ultrasound. Ultrasound-guided thrombin injection has replaced ultrasound-guided compression as the first-line treatment. The practicalities of thrombin injection (technique and types of thrombin available) and other treatment options are discussed. Awareness of pseudoaneurysm formation and the treatment options allows prompt diagnosis and successful treatment.
F Ahmad; S A Turner; P Torrie; M Gibson
Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Review     Date:  2008-08-29
Journal Detail:
Title:  Clinical radiology     Volume:  63     ISSN:  1365-229X     ISO Abbreviation:  Clin Radiol     Publication Date:  2008 Dec 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2008-11-10     Completed Date:  2008-12-12     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  1306016     Medline TA:  Clin Radiol     Country:  England    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  1310-6     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Interventional Radiology, Royal Berkshire NHS Foundation Trust, Reading, UK.
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MeSH Terms
Aneurysm, False* / etiology,  therapy,  ultrasonography
Femoral Artery / injuries,  ultrasonography*
Hemostatics / administration & dosage*
Iatrogenic Disease*
Injections, Intra-Arterial
Risk Factors
Thrombin / administration & dosage*
Ultrasonography, Doppler, Color
Reg. No./Substance:
0/Hemostatics; EC

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