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Chirurgia 2020 December;33(6):325-7

DOI: 10.23736/S0394-9508.19.05035-6

Copyright © 2019 EDIZIONI MINERVA MEDICA

language: English

Infected radial artery pseudoaneurysm: a rare entity

Sadiq SIDDIQUI , Rebecca WEEDLE, Andrius VAINORIUS, Ronan KELLY, Mark da COSTA

Department of Cardiothoracic Surgery, Galway University Hospitals, Galway, Ireland



Radial artery pseudoaneurysm is a rare complication of radial artery cannulation, with underlying infection rarer still. A pseudoaneurysm is formed when there is exsanguination, secondary to penetrating injury between the two outer layers of an artery: the muscularis propria and the adventitia. We report a case of radial artery pseudoaneurysm infected with pseudomonas aeruginosa in a 73-year-old male who had radial artery cannulation for perioperative monitoring during coronary artery bypass grafting.


KEY WORDS: False aneurysm; Radial artery; Catheterization; Infections; Pseudomonas aeruginosa

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