Common femoral artery aneurysm repair using bifurcated graft

BMJ Case Rep. 2018 Jun 15;2018:bcr2017223331. doi: 10.1136/bcr-2017-223331.


Common femoral artery aneurysms are rare, and surgical repair is indicated if they are significantly large, or if they are symptomatic (thrombosis causing limb ischaemia and compression of surrounding structures). Synthetic grafts are preferred, especially in cases involving large aneurysms, or the bifurcation of the common femoral artery. We present a case of bilateral common femoral artery aneurysms extending into the bifurcation repaired using a synthetic graft which is traditionally used for an axillobifemoral bypass. This technique was employed due to the specific anatomical relationship between the profunda femoris and the superficial femoral artery in our patient. We will also review the current literature on the operative approaches to repair of common femoral artery aneurysms.

Keywords: surgery; vascular surgery.

Publication types

  • Case Reports

MeSH terms

  • Aged
  • Aortic Aneurysm / surgery*
  • Blood Vessel Prosthesis Implantation / methods*
  • Femoral Artery / transplantation*
  • Humans
  • Male
  • Risk Factors
  • Treatment Outcome