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Pseudoaneurysm: a review.
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PMID:  18325320     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Data-Review    
Pseudoaneurysms may arise from any artery in the human body. Most commonly found to involve the femoral artery after angiography, the presentation may vary from being clinically silent to a life-threatening emergency scenario. Recognition of this condition and treatment largely depend on the hemodynamic stability and anatomy of the pseudoaneurysm. Advances in treatment have enabled nonsurgical therapy in a significant number of cases. Ultrasound-guided thrombin injection is a fairly easy and effective treatment option. Other endovascular approaches, such as stent graft repair and coil embolization, are also available. Endovascular techniques play an important role in treating pseudoaneurysms arising from the aorta as a result of blunt trauma or previous aortic surgery. It is important to recognize the indications for surgery to avoid delay in the management of this potentially limb- or life-threatening condition.
Venkat R Kalapatapu; Kyla R Shelton; Ahsan T Ali; Mohammed M Moursi; John F Eidt
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Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Current treatment options in cardiovascular medicine     Volume:  10     ISSN:  1092-8464     ISO Abbreviation:  Curr Treat Options Cardiovasc Med     Publication Date:  2008 Apr 
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Created Date:  2008-03-07     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9815942     Medline TA:  Curr Treat Options Cardiovasc Med     Country:  United States    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  173-83     Citation Subset:  -    
Venkat R. Kalapatapu, MD Division of Vascular Surgery, University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences, 4301 West Markham, Slot # 520-2, UAMS, Little Rock, AR 72205, USA.
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