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Online ISSN 1827-1898
Levi N., Schroeder T. V.
From the Department of Vascular Surgery, Rigshospitalet The National University Hospital, Copenhagen, Denmark
Objective. Anastomotic pseudoaneurysms continue to be a late complication of vascular surgery, particulary following prosthetic graft procedures. The purpose of this study was to investigate if a previously reported increase in interval between the original operation and the development of pseudoaneurysm was related to a change in incidence.
Design. Retrospective study.
Methods. We reviewed the records of 76 patients who presented with 90 femoral pseudo-aneurysms and underwent reconstructive procedures from January 1989 to June 1994. The median age was 69 years (range: 39-83). In the same time period all femoral artery anastomosis operations were recorded.
Results. The incidence of femoral pseudo-aneurysms in Copenhagen was approximately 4.3%.
Conclusions. A previously reported increase in interval between primary operation and aneuryms formation was not related to a change in incidence during the same time period.