Publications by authors named "Patrick J O"

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Pulsatile Mass: Ruptured Common Femoral Artery Pseudoaneurysm with Active Extravasation.

Cureus 2019 Aug 13;11(8):e5380. Epub 2019 Aug 13.

Emergency Medicine, Brooke Army Medical Center, Fort Sam Houston, USA.

Delayed rupture of a pseudoaneurysm represents an extremely rare and life-threatening complication of endovascular, radiographic, and cardiac procedures. We discuss a case of a 69-year-old man with delayed rupture of a known left common femoral artery pseudoaneurysm, highlighting the importance of rapid recognition, to include the use of point of care ultrasound, if available. Computed tomographic angiography allows for better anatomic characterization and aids in operative planning, which is the mainstay of treatment. However, surgical repair in ruptured pseudoaneurysms remains a high-risk procedure.
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