Femoral arterial pseudoaneurysm

Case contributed by Dr Henry Knipe


CT IVP for work-up of a renal lesion seen on ultrasound during recent inpatient admission.

Patient Data

Age: 70 years
Gender: Male
2 cm right inferior pole enhancing mass. No other renal lesion with the kidneys having an otherwise normal appearance. Enhancing 3 cm right inguinal lesion in close association with the femoral vessels.

The inpatient admissions was for a STEMI, for which the patient had been a coronary angiography and intervention. 


3 cm femoral artery pseudoaneurysm with a small 3-4 mm neck. Yin-yang sign demonstrated.

Case Discussion

This pseudoaneurysm was found incidentally, the patient was not symptomatic and it was successfully treated with an ultrasound guided thrombin injection. Pseudoaneurysms are reported to complicate ~1% of diagnostic coronary angiography and ~4% when intervention is performed. 

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Case information

rID: 48679
Published: 20th Oct 2016
Last edited: 31st Mar 2020
System: Vascular
Inclusion in quiz mode: Included

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