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Radial artery mycotic pseudoaneurysm: an unusual complication of catheterization.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  10993969     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Radial artery pseudoaneurysms are rare, and those that become infected are rarer still. We present the case of a patient who developed a radial artery pseudoaneurysm as a late complication of arterial catheterization. Blood cultures were positive for Staphylococcus aureus, and a pulsatile mass, with associated tissue necrosis, was palpable over the radial artery. The diagnosis was confirmed by gray-scale and color Doppler sonography, which showed a partially thrombosed pseudoaneurysm and turbulent flow in the pseudoaneurysm and native artery.
J W Tsao; E Neymark; G A Gooding
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of clinical ultrasound : JCU     Volume:  28     ISSN:  0091-2751     ISO Abbreviation:  J Clin Ultrasound     Publication Date:  2000 Oct 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2000-10-24     Completed Date:  2000-10-24     Revised Date:  2007-11-15    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0401663     Medline TA:  J Clin Ultrasound     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  414-6     Citation Subset:  IM    
Copyright Information:
Copyright 2000 John Wiley & Sons, Inc.
Department of Medicine, University of California-San Francisco, 505 Parnassus Avenue, San Francisco, California 94143, USA.
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MeSH Terms
Aged, 80 and over
Aneurysm, False / etiology*,  ultrasonography
Aneurysm, Infected / etiology*,  ultrasonography
Heart Catheterization / adverse effects*,  methods
Heart Failure / diagnosis
Radial Artery*
Sensitivity and Specificity
Staphylococcal Infections / etiology*,  ultrasonography
Ultrasonography, Doppler, Color

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