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CURRENT ISSUECHIRURGIA

A Journal on Surgery

Indexed/Abstracted in: EMBASE, Scopus, Emerging Sources Citation Index

Frequency: Bi-Monthly

ISSN 0394-9508

Online ISSN 1827-1782

 

Chirurgia 2007 February;20(1):39-41

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Pseudoaneurysm of the popliteal artery as a late complication after Fogarty catheter embolectomy. Report of a case

Erkut B., Colak A., Ates A., Ceviz M.

Department of Cardiovascular Surgery Atatürk University Medical Faculty, Erzurum, Turkey

We present a 46-year-old man with a false aneurysm of the popliteal artery after a femoral embolectomy performed by general surgeon in another hospital. The diagnosis was confirmed by Doppler ultrasound and magnetic resonance angiography. Primary end-to-end anastomosis was applied for surgical repair. Although complications of balloon catheter embolectomy are infrequent, the injury potential of these catheters is well recognized. To our knowledge, only two cases with popliteal artery pseudoaneurysm after Fogarty catheter embolectomy have been reported in the literature.

language: English


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