ISSN : 1301-5680
e-ISSN : 2149-8156
Turkish Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery     
Iatrogenic femoral artery pseudoaneurysms
Habib Çakır, Çağatay Tuncel, Hasan Uncu, Candan Cudi Ökten, Suat Karaca, İbrahim Özsöyler
Adana Numune Eğitim ve Araştırma Hastanesi, Kalp ve Damar Cerrahisi Kliniği, Adana, Türkiye
DOI : 10.5606/tgkdc.dergisi.2013.6435
Background: This study aims to investigate the incidence and possible causes of iatrogenic femoral artery pseudoaneurysm and to present our clinical experiences and novel therapeutic methods in the light of literature data.

Methods: Between January 2010 and December 2011, 30 patients (15 males, 15 females; mean age 62.8 years; range 32 to 86 years) who operated for femoral artery pseudoaneurysm in Adana Numune Training and Research Hospital, Seyhan Application Center were retrospectively analyzed. Femoral artery pseudoaneurysm developed after coronary angiography in all patients. Preoperative Doppler ultrasonography was performed for all patients who developed pseudoaneurysm. Three patients were operated emergently due to bleedingrelated hypotension development.

Results: Among the patients included in the study, the number of patients with normal coronary angiograms were higher (p<0.05). Iatrogenic femoral artery pseudoaneurysms were most seen in femoral artery (p<0.05).

Conclusion: The incidence of iatrogenic pseudoaneurysms were calculated as 0.21% for 2010 and 0.23% for 2011. Our study suggested that the most important reason for pseudoaneurysm formation was inadequate compression after cardiac coronary angiography.

Keywords : Angiography; femoral artery; pseudoaneurysm
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