The Ewha Medical Journal
Ewha Womans University School of Medicine
Case Report

Nonsurgical Treatment of Femoral Pseudoaneurysm Complicating Catheterization Through Femoral Artery

Sa-Yong Park, Si-Hoon Park, Gil Ja Shin, Woo Hyung Lee

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Published Online: Jul 24, 2015


Femoral pseudoaneurysm is important complication after diagnostic femoral catheterizationor more complex procedure.

With the increasing use of larger-size percutaneous instruments and periprocedual anticoagulant or antiplatelet agent the incidence of postcatheterization femorl artery injuries ncluding pseudoaneuiysm has increased in the past few years.

Duplex ultrasonography and addition of color- flow Doppler provides an accurate, noninvasive. risk-free diagnosis and faster detection of intraaneurysrnal blood flow and the track betweenthe injured artery and the pseudoaneurysm.

Though early surgical repair of the arterial defect is usually recommended because of severeand life-threatening complication such as rupture, fhrornboembolism, compression neuropathyetc, Ultrasono-Guided Compression Repair(UGCR) is to be first-line treatment for its advantagesuch as high success rate, low morbidity and cost-effectiveness.

The authors report 2 cases of femoral psoudoaneurysrns treated using UGCR with nlanualcompression with C-clamp at the same time as a nonsurgical treatment.

Keywords: Pseudoaneurysm; Ultrasono-Guided Compression Repair