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Online ISSN 1827-191X
Burchi C., Cavallaro G., Amato D., Cavallaro A.
From the First Department of Surgery, Medical School University “La Sapienza”, Rome, Italy
The authors report a case of true isolated atherosclerotic aneurysm of the profunda femoris artery. On the basis of a careful search of the literature some aspects of this rare disease are illuminated in terms of its low incidence, pathologic background and treatment; the last should always be aggressive due to the high possibility (about 50%) of major complications mainly represented by rupture. Simple aneurysmectomy without flow re-establishment may be allowed only if the femoropopliteal tract is normal.