True aneurysm formation in axillofemoral bypass with a reinforced ePTFE graft-a case report.

Authors:
Professor Nail Bulakbasi, MD
Professor Nail Bulakbasi, MD
University of Kyrenia Department of Radiology
Professor of Radiology
Neuroradiology
Kyrenia, KKTC | Turkey

Vasc Endovascular Surg 2002 Jul-Aug;36(4):327-9

Gulhane Military Medical Academy, Department of Cardiovascular Surgery and Radiology, Ankara, Turkey.

Since improvement in reinforced expanded polytetrafluoroethylene (ePTFE) grafts, true aneurysm and pseudoaneurysm formation have become relatively rare complications after axillofemoral reconstruction. This is a case report of a true aneurysm of an axillofemoral graft. The true aneurysm occurred 29 months after insertion of a reinforced ePTFE graft for aortoiliac occlusive disease. A mid-graft true aneurysm was identified during examinations without any trauma history. Continuous long-term follow-up is recommended for these reinforced ePTFE grafts because of rare aneurysm formation, preferably using duplex ultrasonography.

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