Title

Iatrogenic Pseudoaneurysm: An Uncommon Cause of Deep Vein Thrombosis

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

3-27-2018

Description

Femoral artery pseudoaneurysm (FAP) is a common complication associated with left heart cardiac catheterization. FAP is a pulsatile encapsulated mass usually formed three to seven days after removal of the arterial sheath post cardiac catheterization. Usually, FAP is asymptomatic. Groin pain and swelling are the most common complaints in symptomatic patients. It can be associated with multiple different complications including rupture, bleeding, and vascular compression leading to venous thrombosis, limb ischemia, and neuropathy. Deep vein thrombosis (DVT) resulting from FAP is an unusual complication with very few cases reported in the literature. We present a case of right-sided DVT secondary to the compression of femoral vein resulting in venous outflow obstruction due to iatrogenic FAP post cardiac catheterization that was successfully managed conservatively.

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