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Surgical repair of bilateral profunda femoris artery aneurysms.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  15996377     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
True aneurysms of the profunda femoral artery are a rare arteriopathy. Few cases have been described in the literature. They are prone to spontaneous rupture and carry significant morbidity, including loss of limb. In light of this, elective repair of profunda femoris aneurysms at the time of detection is the preferred course of action. Surgical repair should include reconstruction of the profunda circulation, in addition to exclusion of the aneurysm to prevent distal ischemia. In this report, we describe the case of a gentleman in whom bilateral profunda femoris artery aneurysms were detected during angiography to investigate his intermittent claudication. Surgical repair involved both exclusion of the aneurysms and bilateral vascular reconstruction.
Chika E Uzoigwe; Tjun Tang; Michael Gaunt
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Vascular     Volume:  13     ISSN:  1708-5381     ISO Abbreviation:  Vascular     Publication Date:    2005 May-Jun
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2005-07-05     Completed Date:  2005-09-29     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  101196722     Medline TA:  Vascular     Country:  Canada    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  184-6     Citation Subset:  IM    
Vascular Unit, Addenbrooke's NHS Trust, Cambridge, England.
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MeSH Terms
Aneurysm / complications,  radiography,  surgery*
Femoral Artery / radiography,  surgery*
Intermittent Claudication / etiology
Treatment Outcome
Vascular Surgical Procedures / methods

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