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THE JOURNAL OF CARDIOVASCULAR SURGERY
Rivista di Chirurgia Cardiaca, Vascolare e Toracica
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The Journal of Cardiovascular Surgery 1999 August;40(4):577-81
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
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.