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Iatrogenic Pseudoaneurysm to Iatrogenic Microembolization: A Case Report of Managing Such Injury

Abhijeet Anand, Shashikant Sharma, Prabhat Kumar, Tanweer Qamar, Kishore Jhunjhunwala

Keywords : Arterial thrombosis, Case report, Iatrogenic, Pseudoaneurysm, Ultrasound

Citation Information : Anand A, Sharma S, Kumar P, Qamar T, Jhunjhunwala K. Iatrogenic Pseudoaneurysm to Iatrogenic Microembolization: A Case Report of Managing Such Injury. 2024; 3 (4):111-113.

DOI: 10.5005/jp-journals-11006-0117

License: CC BY-NC 4.0

Published Online: 21-06-2024

Copyright Statement:  Copyright © 2024; The Author(s).


This case report describes the management of a young male patient with a history of substance abuse who presented with altered sensorium and severe aspiration pneumonitis-induced severe acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS) in septic shock. The patient also had right leg injury swelling, raised creatine phosphokinase (CPK), and acute kidney injury. The article highlights the use of ultrasound (US)-guided thrombin injection in treating a small, narrow-neck femoral artery pseudoaneurysm (PA) and the subsequent development of iatrogenic microembolization of the superficial femoral artery (SFA). The case also underscores the importance of close monitoring, prompt intervention, and decision-making in managing iatrogenic PAs caused by arterial cannulation.

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