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Korean J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2018 Jun;51(3):213-215. doi: 10.5090/kjtcs.2018.51.3.213. Epub 2018 Jun 5.

Unusual Pseudoaneurysm of the Dorsalis Pedis Artery after an Iatrogenic Injury.

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Department of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery, Konyang University Hospital, Konyang University College of Medicine.


Aneurysm and pseudoaneurysm of the dorsalis pedis artery (DPA) are rare vascular entities. Pseudoaneurysms of the DPA are commonly due to blunt trauma, sharp penetrating injury, fracture, or iatrogenic injury. Herein, we report the case of a patient with a rare iatrogenic pseudoaneurysm that occurred after blood sampling. The diagnosis was suspected based on palpitation of a pulsatile mass on the dorsal foot and confirmed by color Doppler ultrasound and computed tomography angiography. Surgical treatment was successfully performed by reconstruction with an autologous venous graft. The patient recovered well, with no ischemic complications.


Dorsalis pedis artery; Pseudoaneurysm

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