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Femoral artery pseudoaneurysm as a complication of angioplasty. How can it be prevented?
  1. Prabha Nini Gupta1,
  2. Abdul Salam Basheer1,
  3. Gireesh Gomaty Sukumaran1,
  4. Sabin Padmajan1,
  5. Satheesan Praveen1,
  6. Praveen Velappan1,
  7. Bigesh Unnikrishnan Nair1,
  8. Sandeep Govindan Nair1,
  9. Usha Kumari Kunjuraman2,
  10. Unnikrishnan Madthipat3,
  11. Jayadevan R4
  1. 1Department of Cardiology, Medical College Trivandrum, Trivandrum, Kerala, India
  2. 2Department of Radiodiagnosis, Medical College Trivandrum, Trivandrum, Kerala, India
  3. 3Department of Cardiothoracic surgery, Sri Chitra Tirunal Institute of Medical Sciences, Trivandrum, Kerala, India
  4. 4Department of Interventional Radiology, Sri Chitra Tirunal Institute of Medical Sciences, Trivandrum, Trivandrum, Kerala, India
  1. Correspondence to Professor Prabha Nini Gupta, Department of Cardiology, Medical College Trivandrum, Medical College Hospital, Trivandrum, Kerala 695011, India; ninigupta{at}gmail.com

Abstract

Femoral pseudoaneurysm is a common complication of repeated femoral puncture during cardiac catheterisation. We describe here the development of femoral pseudoaneurysms in a patient with Takayasu's arteritis, which healed in response to conservative treatment, and review the literature on the prevention and treatment of femoral pseudoaneurysm.

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