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Management of femoral artery pseudo-aneurysms in Iran: a single centre report of 50 cases.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  18557148     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
The aim of this study was to review the aetiology and surgical technique of treatment of all femoral artery pseudo-aneurysms that had presented to our centre during the previous 9 years and to compare the results of infected femoral artery pseudo-aneurysms and other kinds of pseudo-aneurysm. This retrospective case-note study consists of all femoral pseudo-aneurysms that have been managed in Sina hospital from 1996 to 2005. The intravenous injection of drugs (n = 26), arterial access for angiography (n = 17), trauma (n = 6) and vasculitis (n = 1) were the causes of pseudo-aneurysms. Surgical repair was indicated for all patients; however, routine surgical repair techniques were modified in some patients. Two deaths and one amputation occurred in intravenous drug abusers. The most frequent cause of femoral artery pseudo-aneurysm formation in our hospital is intravenous injection of drugs, which is associated with higher mortality and morbidity than other causes. In contrast to previous reports, our experience shows that triple vessel ligation (common, superficial and deep femoral arteries) can be a safe treatment for infected femoral artery pseudo-aneurysms. In addition, our results did not show the safety of common femoral artery ligation as a treatment of choice. However, it is recommended, due to the better results of elective extra-anatomic bypass than emergent extra-anatomic bypass. Repair of post-angiographic pseudo-aneurysms by interrupted sutures or patch angioplasty is associated with good results. Surgical repair of traumatic pseudo-aneurysms should be determined per case and can vary from local control to extra-anatomic bypass.
Authors:
M Moini; M R Rasouli; H Rayatzadeh; G Sheikholeslami
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Comparative Study; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Acta chirurgica Belgica     Volume:  108     ISSN:  0001-5458     ISO Abbreviation:  Acta Chir. Belg.     Publication Date:    2008 Mar-Apr
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2008-06-17     Completed Date:  2008-09-17     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0370571     Medline TA:  Acta Chir Belg     Country:  Belgium    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  226-30     Citation Subset:  IM    
Affiliation:
Department of Surgery, Section of Vascular Surgery, Sina Hospital, Medical Sciences/Teheran University, Teheran, Iran. moinim@hotmail.com
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MeSH Terms
Descriptor/Qualifier:
Adolescent
Adult
Aged
Aneurysm, False / etiology*,  surgery*
Female
Femoral Artery / injuries*
Humans
Male
Middle Aged
Retrospective Studies

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