Cardiovascular Surgery and Interventions 2014, Vol 1, Num 1 Page(s): 035-037
Giant external iliac artery pseudoaneurysm following percutaneous coronary intervention: a rare case

Süleyman Sürer, Yüksel Beşir, Orhan Rodoplu, Ömer Tetik

Department of Cardiovascular Surgery, Bursa Yüksek İhtisas Training and Research Hospital, Bursa, Turkey

Keywords: Iliac artery; percutaneous intervention; pseudoaneurysm
Invasive cardiac interventions have an important role in development of lower extremity arterial pseudoaneurysms. A 27-year-old male patient presented with the complaint of difficulty in walking following the discharge from the hospital after a successful emergent percutaneous transluminal coronary angioplasty and stent implantation for acute myocardial infarction in a cardiology clinic. Arterial Doppler ultrasonography showed a 90 mm of pseudoaneurysm in the right external iliac artery. Closure of aneurysm by compression and thrombin injection under ultrasonographic guidance was planned, but failed. Aorto-femoral bypass was performed eventually.

DOI : 10.5606/e-cvsi.2014.86