What is a groin pseudoaneurysm?

What is a groin pseudoaneurysm?

A pseudoaneurysm may be a complication of cardiac catheterization, a procedure in which a thin, flexible tube (catheter) is inserted into a groin artery (femoral artery) and threaded through blood vessels up to your heart.

How long does it take to recover from pseudoaneurysm?

A small pseudoaneurysm may close on its own in about 4 weeks. You may need any of the following to treat a pseudoaneurysm that does not close: Debridement is a procedure used to remove dead tissue. You may need this if the area around your pseudoaneurysm becomes infected.

How serious is a pseudoaneurysm?

Small pseudoaneurysms may resolve spontaneously without intervention. On the contrary, persistent pseudoaneurysms may enlarge and lead to complications related to compression of the adjacent femoral vein, nerve and overlying skin. This may cause leg edema, deep vein thrombosis, compressive neuropathy and skin necrosis.

How is pseudoaneurysm femoral artery treated?

Iatrogenic common femoral artery pseudoaneurysm is a well-known complication to vascular access. Many options, both surgical and nonsurgical, have been implemented as means to treat pseudoaneurysms such as thrombin injection, image-guided compression, and percutaneous closure devices.

What does a pseudoaneurysm feel like?

Symptoms of pseudoaneurysm include pain due to increased pressure from swelling or nerve compression, and extremity swelling due to venous compression. Further complications of pseudoaneurysms include deep venous thrombosis or rupture, the risk of which increases with increasing pseudoaneurysm size (1).

What does pseudo aneurysm feel like?

How do they fix a pseudoaneurysm?

Currently the treatment options for pseudoaneurysms include ultrasound guided compression (USGC), thrombin therapy, arterial embolisation, endovascular stent graft insertion and surgery.

What causes a femoral artery aneurysm?

Risk factors for femoral artery aneurysms include smoking, arteriosclerosis, high blood pressure, and systemic connective tissue disorders. In asymptomatic patients, these aneurysms may be detected by patients or on physical examination as a groin bulge or mass.

Which aneurysm is most common?

The most common, “berry aneurysm,” occurs more often in adults. It can range in size from a few millimeters to more than two centimeters. A family history of aneurysms may increase your risk.

What is the difference between pseudoaneurysm and aneurysm?

A saccular-shaped aneurysm bulges or balloons out only on one side. A pseudoaneurysm, or false aneurysm, is not an enlargement of any of the layers of the blood vessel wall. A false aneurysm may be the result of a prior surgery or trauma. Sometimes, a tear can occur on the inside layer of the vessel.