Post-traumatic femoropopliteal pseudo-aneurysm in a patient allergic to heparins

  • Carla Lorena Blanco Amil Vascular and Endovascular Surgery Department, Hospital Álvaro Cunqueiro, Vigo, Spain
  • Carolina Gallego Ferreiroa Vascular and Endovascular Surgery Department, Hospital Álvaro Cunqueiro, Vigo, Spain
  • Eduardo Fraga Muñoz Vascular and Endovascular Surgery Department, Hospital Álvaro Cunqueiro, Vigo, Spain
  • José Manuel Encisa de Sá Vascular and Endovascular Surgery Department, Hospital Álvaro Cunqueiro, Vigo, Spain


Post-traumatic pseudo-aneurysms of the femoral artery are a rare complication. They normally have iatrogenic causes and immediately appear. Less often, they appear at a later stage and are related with traumatisms, orthopaedic surgery, bone lesions, infections, etc. This report presents a case of a patient with allergy to heparin, and pseudo-aneurysm of the superficial femoral artery and 1st portion of the popliteal artery secondary to remote trauma in an extremity with serious deformities as a sequel. We performed conventional surgery using a posterior approach, and obtained a satisfactory outcome and evolution.


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BLANCO AMIL, Carla Lorena et al. Post-traumatic femoropopliteal pseudo-aneurysm in a patient allergic to heparins. Angiologia e Cirurgia Vascular, [S.l.], v. 12, n. 3, p. 199-204, dec. 2016. ISSN 2183-0096. Available at: <>. Date accessed: 16 dec. 2017.
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