Rupture of an isolated true superficial femoral artery aneurysm: case report

Siani, Andrea and Flaishman, Isaac and Napoli, Filippo and Schioppa, Annalisa and Zaccaria, Alvaro (2005) Rupture of an isolated true superficial femoral artery aneurysm: case report. Il giornale di chirurgia, 26 (5). pp. 215-217. ISSN 1971-145x

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True isolated atherosclerotic aneurysm of the superficial femoral artery is a rare patology. We report a case of ruptured superficial femoral artery aneurysms (SFAA) not associated with aortic, common femoral or popliteal artery aneurysms. An emergency surgical procedure was performed and, after endoaneurysmal branches ligation, a ePTFE graft interposition was performed. The litterature review shows a prevalence of rupture as compared with ischemic complications and the need for surgical repair in case of SFAA with diameter twice the normal vessel size. Early diagnosis and management are recommended because of the lower morbility and mortality rates associated with elective surgery by comparison with emergency procedures.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Aneurysm, Atherosclerosis, Superficial femoral artery; Aneurisma, Aterosclerosi, Arteria femorale superficiale
Subjects: 600 Tecnologia - Scienze applicate > 610 Medicina e salute (Classificare qui la tecnologia dei servizi medici) > 617 Rami vari della medicina; Chirurgia
Depositing User: Chiara D'Arpa
Date Deposited: 14 Nov 2013 17:03
Last Modified: 14 Nov 2013 17:03

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