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Korean Circ J. 2010 Jun;40(6):292-4. doi: 10.4070/kcj.2010.40.6.292. Epub 2010 Jun 29.

Successful treatment of an iatrogenic giant femoral artery pseudoaneurysm with percutaneous thrombin injection.

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  • 1Department of Medicine, Dong-Eui University College of Oriental Medicine, Cardiac and Vascular Center, Dong-Eui Medical Center, Busan, Korea.


A femoral artery pseudoaneurysm (FAP) is one of the most troublesome complications following invasive procedures related to the femoral arterial access. Post-procedure FAP rarely occurs; however, its occurrence tends to increase with the more frequently antiplatelet agents, anticoagulants, and larger-sized catheter used for interventional procedures. Traditionally, surgical repair has been considered as the standard treatment modality for FAP; however, less invasive methods currently exist such as blind manual or ultrasound-guided compression repair (UGCR) as well as percutaneous thrombin injection, both of which have replaced the need for surgery. We report a case of a giant pseudoaneurysm in a femoral artery, which had developed as a complication of stenting in a patient with carotid artery stenosis and ischemic heart disease, and was subsequently successfully treated using percutaneous thrombin injection.


Carotid artery stenosis; Pseudoaneurysm; Thrombin

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