Case Report
Temporary aneurysm neck balloon occlusion during percutaneous thrombin embolization of a superficial femoral artery pseudoaneurysm
Joana Ferreiraa,, , Pedro Sousab
a Vascular Surgery, Hospital da Senhora da Oliveira, Guimarães/EPE, Portugal
b Radiology, Centro Hospitalar de Trás-os-Montes e Alto Douro/EPE, Portugal
Received 23 October 2016, Accepted 05 December 2016
Abstract

An iatrogenic pseudoaneurysm of the superficial femoral artery was embolized with ultrasonographically guided thrombin injection. In order to avoid thrombin migration to the limb arteries, during the injection, the aneurysm neck was temporarily occluded, inflating a 5mm balloon. The balloon was deployed endovascularly with a crossover technique. At six months’ follow-up, the pseudoaneurysm remained occluded and the limb arteries were patent.

Keywords
Pseudoaneurysm, Thrombin, Neck occlusion

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