Successful Treatment of a Superficial Femoral Artery Pseudoaneurysm with Balloon Tamponade

Vasc Specialist Int. 2019 Sep;35(3):170-173. doi: 10.5758/vsi.2019.35.3.170. Epub 2019 Sep 30.


The development of post-catheterization arterial pseudoaneurysms is one of the most common vascular access complications following angiographies and endovascular interventions. Different therapeutic options to treat these lesions have been used. We herein report the case of a 79-year-old woman who was referred to our service for evaluation with a post-catheterization superficial femoral artery pseudoaneurysm measuring 4 cm. Owing to the anatomical location of the arterial pseudoaneurysm and the patient's refusal to undergo open surgery, we treated the lesion using an endovascular approach with a balloon tamponade. The procedure was successful, and the patient recovered well and was discharged from the hospital without complications. At 6-month follow-up she remained symptom-free and without recurrence.

Keywords: Ballon angioplasty; Pseudoaneurysm; Superficial femoral artery.

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