A Case of Aneurysm of the Deep Femoral Artery Treated by Transcatheter Embolization

(Department of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery, Toyohashi Municipal Hospital, Toyohashi, Japan)

Naoki Kida Takashi Watanabe Hiroomi Murayama
Takashi Yano Keiji Ohhara Atsukata Kobayashi
A 56-year-old man felt something abnormal in his right upper leg and 2 weeks later, sudden severe pain occurred. He was admitted to our department, on the suspicion of peripheral artery aneurysm. Arteriography showed a right deep femoral artery aneurysm. We successfully treated him with transcatheter embolization. Selective angiography of the deep femoral artery after the embolization disclosed complete occlusion of the aneurysm. We concluded that this minimally invasive treatment by transcatheter embolization for aneurysm of the deep femoral artery may be the first treatment of choice rather than operative resection.
@Jpn. J. Cardiovasc. Surg. 35: 278-280 (2006)