Int J Angiol 2007; 16(3): 119-120
DOI: 10.1055/s-0031-1278263
Case Reports

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Delayed pseudoaneurysm repair: A case report

Randall W Franz1 , Christi Hughart2
  • 1Vascular & Vein Center, Grant Medical Center;
  • 2General Surgery, Doctors Hospital, Columbus, Ohio, USA
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Publication Date:
27 April 2011 (online)


Iatrogenic pseudoaneurysms are a complication of arterial catheterization performed for both diagnosis and intervention. Their incidence is approximately 1% following diagnostic catheterizations and 3.2% after interventional procedures. The symptoms of iatrogenic pseudoaneurysm are pain and swelling. The preferred method of treatment consists of thrombin injection under ultrasound guidance, although compression can be used. Most published research describes pseudoaneurysms that occurred close to the time of catheterization; the present case report describes a patient who presented two years postcatheterization with a symptomatic pseudoaneurysm.