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Panminerva Medica 1998 Settembre;40(3):210-3
Anastomotic femoral aneurysms: is an increase in interval between primary operation and aneurysms formation related to change in incidence?
Levi N., Schroeder T. V.
From the Department of Vascular Surgery, Rigshospitalet The National University Hospital, Copenhagen, Denmark
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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.