A 58 years old man with Claudication and Iv drug user



Doctor's Information

Name : Morteza
Family : Sanei Taheri
Affiliation :Radiology Department,Shohada Tajrish Hospital,SBMU
Academic Degree : Associate Professor of Radiology
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Resident : kimiya mohammadi


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Patient's Information

Gender : Male
Age : 58


Clinical Summary

A 58 years old man with Claudication and Iv drug user


Imaging Findings

CT scans shows a low-attenuation rounded structure arising from the right femoral artery


Differential Diagnosis



Final Diagnosis

Femoral artery pseudoaneurysms


Discussion (Related Text)

Femoral artery pseudoaneurysms are usually iatrogenic as the femoral artery is the vessel of choice for most endovascular arterial interventions. Unenhanced CT scans may demonstrate a low-attenuation rounded structure arising from the donor artery. Intermediate or high attenuation (haemorrhage) adjacent to the pseudoaneurysm may been seen and indicates pseudoaneurysmal rupture, which may vary in attenuation dependant on being chronic or acute. The pseudoaneurysmal wall is usually smooth and well defined except in a mycotic pseudoaneurysm, where the wall can be thickened, irregular, or ill defined. CT angiographyMay demonstrate a contrast filled sac. However, the entire pseudoaneurysm however may not fill with contrast material. If a low-attenuation area remains within the pseudoaneurysm, it usually indicates partial thrombosis . A communication with a donor artery is adjacent to the pseudoaneurysm can usually be seen.



Saad NE, Saad WE, Davies MG et-al. Pseudoaneurysms and the role of minimally invasive techniques in their management. Radiographics. 2005;25 Suppl 1 : S173-89


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