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Panminerva Medica 1998 September;40(3):210-3

Copyright © 2000 EDIZIONI MINERVA MEDICA

language: English

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.

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