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The Journal of Cardiovascular Surgery 1999 August;40(4):577-81

Copyright © 2000 EDIZIONI MINERVA MEDICA

language: English

Isolated true atherosclerotic aneurysm of the profunda femoris artery. Case report

Burchi C., Cavallaro G., Amato D., Cavallaro A.

From the First Department of Surgery, Medical School University “La Sapienza”, Rome, Italy


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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.

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