Peroneal artery pseudoaneurysm – a case report and literature review
1 Cambridge Vascular Unit, Cambridge University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, Cambridge, UK
2 University Department of Radiology, Cambridge University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, Cambridge, UK
BMC Surgery 2007, 7:4 doi:10.1186/1471-2482-7-4Published: 29 March 2007
Aneurysms of the peroneal artery are infrequent and consist mainly of pseudoaneurysms.
This report describes an unusual case of peroneal pseudoaneurysm developing after thromoboembolectomy with a Fogarty catheter. It was managed successfully using an endovascular technique consisting of selective catheterization and coil embolization. The coils were placed in the peroneal artery, both proximal and distal to the pseudoaneurysm.
Endovascular technique can be successfully used to treat pseudoaneurysms in difficult settings.