Iatrogenic Femoral Pseudoaneurysms: Thrombin Injection After Failed US-guided Compression

Radiology. 2000 Jan;214(1):278-82. doi: 10.1148/radiology.214.1.r00ja10278.


Fifteen iatrogenic femoral pseudoaneurysms failed ultrasonography (US)-guided compression treatments. Despite concomitant antiplatelet or anticoagulation treatment, the 15 pseudoaneurysms were successfully and definitively treated without complication with US-guided thrombin injection. Results in this preliminary study suggest US-guided thrombin injection is a safe, expeditious, low-cost, and comfortable definitive treatment for femoral pseudoaneurysms that has advantages over both US-guided compression and open surgical repair.

Publication types

  • Comparative Study

MeSH terms

  • Aneurysm, False / diagnostic imaging
  • Aneurysm, False / drug therapy*
  • Angioplasty, Balloon
  • Angioplasty, Balloon, Coronary
  • Female
  • Femoral Artery / injuries*
  • Humans
  • Iatrogenic Disease
  • Injections
  • Male
  • Middle Aged
  • Pressure
  • Retreatment
  • Thrombin / administration & dosage*
  • Transducers
  • Ultrasonography, Doppler, Color*


  • Thrombin