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True aneurysm of the superior gluteal artery: case report and review of the literature.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  7769744     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Aneurysms of the gluteal arteries are rare and mostly are caused by pelvic fractures or penetrating injuries. As such these aneurysms are pseudoaneurysms. As an absolute rarity we report the case of a 43-year-old man with a histologically verified 5 cm-diameter, true saccular aneurysm of the left superior gluteal artery. The patient was admitted with 6-weeks ongoing sciatic pain without previous trauma. He was scheduled for surgery because an initial attempt of transcatheter embolization failed. By dividing the origin of the gluteus maximus muscle from the iliac crest, the aneurysm was exposed at the pelvic outlet by an extrapelvic approach and was excluded by endoaneurysmorrhaphy. Uncontrolled bleeding was prevented by temporary occlusion of the left iliac artery by a percutaneously inserted balloon catheter, thus avoiding an additional retroperitoneal approach. The postoperative course was uneventful, and sciatic pain had resolved completely. The chosen strategy provides safe and successful surgical management of gluteal artery aneurysms.
B Schorn; F Reitmeier; V Falk; J W Oestmann; H Dalichau; F W Mohr
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article; Review    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of vascular surgery     Volume:  21     ISSN:  0741-5214     ISO Abbreviation:  J. Vasc. Surg.     Publication Date:  1995 May 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1995-06-30     Completed Date:  1995-06-30     Revised Date:  2012-10-03    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8407742     Medline TA:  J Vasc Surg     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  851-4     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Thoracic, Cardiac, and Vascular Surgery, Georg-August-University of Göttingen, Germany.
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MeSH Terms
Aneurysm / surgery*
Arteries / surgery
Buttocks / blood supply*
Vascular Surgical Procedures / methods

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