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Ruptured superficial femoral artery aneurysm treated by simple ligation.

Authors:
S Dighe P Thomas

Singapore Med J 2008 Jun;49(6):e151-2

Surgical Services, St Helier University Hospital, Wrythe Lane, Carshalton, Surrey SM5 1AA, United Kingdom.

A 79-year-old man, with a background of peripheral vascular disease, presented to the emergency department with a sudden increase in the size of his swelling in the right thigh, indicating rupture of his right superficial femoral artery aneurysm. His past medical history included having had a left femoropopliteal bypass (1986), abdominal aortic aneurysm repair (1991), repair of false aneurysm on the right (1992) and repair of left common femoral artery aneurysm (1995). On surgical exploration, four contiguous aneurysms in the right superficial femoral artery were identified, which measured around 25 cm in total length. Read More

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