Treatment of femoral artery pseudoaneurysms with percutaneous thrombin injection.

The objective of this study was to prospectively evaluate the efficacy of ultrasound-guided thrombin injection for the treatment of post-catheterization femoral artery pseudoaneurysms. Between August 1, 1998 and August 31, 1999, 38 patients underwent ultrasound-guided injection of thrombin into 39 femoral false aneurysms. Peripheral pulses and ankle/brachial indices were assessed before and after the injection. Patients were followed with a control duplex scan within 4 weeks. The good results from this study showed that ultrasound-guided thrombin injection is an effective method for the treatment of post-catheterization false aneurysms. In a minority of patients, signs consistent with arterial embolization or vasospasm were identified.
AuthorsS L Morrison, D A Obrand, O K Steinmetz, B Montreuil
JournalAnnals of vascular surgery (Ann Vasc Surg) Vol. 14 Issue 6 Pg. 634-9 (Nov 2000) ISSN: 0890-5096 [Print] United States
PMID11128459 (Publication Type: Journal Article)
Chemical References
  • Thrombin
  • Aneurysm, False (drug therapy, ultrasonography)
  • Cardiac Catheterization
  • Coronary Angiography
  • Female
  • Femoral Artery (drug effects, ultrasonography)
  • Follow-Up Studies
  • Humans
  • Injections, Intra-Arterial
  • Male
  • Prospective Studies
  • Thrombin (administration & dosage)
  • Treatment Outcome
  • Ultrasonography, Doppler, Duplex

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