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Jornal Vascular Brasileiro

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MIYAMOTTO, Marcio et al. Spontaneous rupture of superficial femoral artery aneurysm: case report. J. vasc. bras. [online]. 2019, vol.18, e20180113.  Epub Mar 14, 2019. ISSN 1677-5449.

Isolated true aneurysms of the superficial femoral artery (SFA) are rare, accounting for 0.5% of peripheral aneurysms. The literature up to 2012 contains reports of just 103 patients with isolated SFA aneurysms. The main complications are thrombosis, distal embolization, and rupture, which is the most common of the three. The authors report the case of a 55-year-old male patient admitted to the emergency service with pain and a pulsatile mass in the left thigh, subsequently confirmed as rupture of an SFA aneurysm. The patient underwent open aneurysm repair with ligature and revascularization with a reversed saphenous vein bypass.

Keywords : superficial femoral artery; aneurysm; arterial bypass.

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