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Pseudoaneurysm and arteriovenous fistula after femoral artery catheterization: association with low femoral punctures.
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PMID:  2783816     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
We determined the location of arterial injury in 11 patients who had pseudoaneurysms with (six cases) or without (five cases) arteriovenous fistula as a complication of cardiac catheterization. Medical records and arteriograms were examined retrospectively. Ten of the 11 pseudoaneurysms identified were located below the level of the femoral head. Five of six patients with arteriovenous fistula had simultaneous catheterization of both the femoral artery and the femoral vein. Although we did not determine the location of arterial puncture used in uncomplicated angiograms during the 5-year study period, our experience in 11 patients with pseudoaneurysms with or without arteriovenous fistula suggests that there is an association between a puncture site below the level of the femoral head and arterial injury. In addition, arteriovenous fistulas appear to be associated with simultaneous catheterization of the femoral artery and adjacent femoral vein.
R S Altin; S Flicker; H J Naidech
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  AJR. American journal of roentgenology     Volume:  152     ISSN:  0361-803X     ISO Abbreviation:  AJR Am J Roentgenol     Publication Date:  1989 Mar 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1989-03-16     Completed Date:  1989-03-16     Revised Date:  2008-02-15    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  7708173     Medline TA:  AJR Am J Roentgenol     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  629-31     Citation Subset:  AIM; IM    
Department of Radiology, Deborah Heart and Lung Center, Browns Mills, NJ 08015.
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MeSH Terms
Aneurysm / etiology*,  radiography
Arteriovenous Fistula / etiology*,  radiography
Femoral Artery / injuries*,  radiography
Femoral Vein / injuries,  radiography
Heart Catheterization / adverse effects*
Hematoma / etiology,  radiography
Punctures / adverse effects
Retrospective Studies

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