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CURRENT ISSUETHE JOURNAL OF CARDIOVASCULAR SURGERY

A Journal on Cardiac, Vascular and Thoracic Surgery

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The Journal of Cardiovascular Surgery 2001 December;42(6):821-4

VASCULAR SECTION 

    CASE REPORT

Ruptured aneurysm of the deep femoral artery. Case report and historical review

Lozano F., Sánchez-Fernandez J., Gómez Alonso A.

From the Vas­cular Sur­gery ­Unit Uni­ver­sity Hos­pital Uni­ver­sity of Sal­a­manca, Sal­a­manca, ­Spain

The excep­tional char­ac­ter­is­tics of the ­case are put for­ward and com­mented on. The ­patient was a 96-­year-old man ­with an arte­rio­scle­rotic aneu­rysm of the ­deep ­femoral ­artery, ­which ­became ­urgently ­apparent on ­bursting. The sur­gical res­o­lu­tion was ­simple and sat­is­fac­tory. ­Later inves­ti­ga­tion ­showed ­that the aneu­rysm was uni­lat­eral and ­only in the ­deep ­femoral ­artery. ­Deep ­femoral ­artery con­tinues to be an excep­tional loca­tion of ­true arte­rio­scle­rotic aneu­rysms, ­above all ­when ­they ­arise in an iso­lated ­fashion. How­ever, in ­recent ­years the avail­able infor­ma­tion has ­changed two sub­stan­tial ­aspects: 1) ­these periph­eral aneu­rysms ­have the ­greatest ­risk of rup­ture, and 2) on ­many occa­sions it is pos­sible, ­when the super­fi­cial ­femoral ­artery is perme­able, to ­give ­simple and sat­is­fac­tory treat­ment (exclu­sion of the aneu­rysms ­without revas­cu­lar­iza­tion).

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