Journal Article

Spontaneous femoral artery pseudoaneurysm in a young patient

M Alsmady, F Abdallah, H Shanti and O Samara

in Journal of Surgical Case Reports

Published on behalf of JSCR Publishing Ltd

Volume 2012, issue 10, pages 18-18
Published in print October 2012 |
Published online October 2012 | e-ISSN: 2042-8812 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/jscr/2012.10.18

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Spontaneous femoral artery pseudoaneurysm is a rare disease and reported cases are very few. Most of them are related to underlying pathology either atherosclerotic disease or connective tissue disease. We present a 29-year-old healthy man with two months history of a painful pulsating mass at the level of the lower right thigh without any previous history of trauma, surgery or puncture of the femoral artery. An angiogram revealed a right superficial femoral artery pseudo-aneurysm. It was treated surgically by resection of the aneurysm, reconstruction with inter-positional saphenous vein graft. We reported this case because of its rare incidence in the young patient with no underlying pathology.

Journal Article.  880 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Vascular Surgery

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