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Open Access Case report

Peroneal artery pseudoaneurysm – a case report and literature review

Umar Sadat1*, Teikchoon See2, Claire Cousins2, Paul Hayes1 and Michael Gaunt1

Author affiliations

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

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Citation and License

BMC Surgery 2007, 7:4  doi:10.1186/1471-2482-7-4

Published: 29 March 2007

Abstract

Background

Aneurysms of the peroneal artery are infrequent and consist mainly of pseudoaneurysms.

Case presentation

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.

Conclusion

Endovascular technique can be successfully used to treat pseudoaneurysms in difficult settings.