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Case Reports in Surgery
Volume 2012, Article ID 730518, 2 pages
Case Report

Bilateral True Giant Aneurysm of the Profunda Femoral Artery: Case Report and Review of the Literature

Vascular and Endovascular Surgery Unit, Cellini Clinic, Via Cellini 2, 10126 Turin, Italy

Received 6 April 2012; Accepted 15 July 2012

Academic Editors: T. Çolak and M. Nikfarjam

Copyright © 2012 Alessandro Robaldo et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.


We report a rare case of a bilateral true giant aneurysm of the profunda femoral artery aneurysms (PFAAs) in a 80-year-old man with a previous history of “open” abdominal aortic surgery and small bilateral popliteal artery aneurysm. In the English Literature only seven previously cases of true bilateral PFAAs are reported. Due to its location, this lesion may require surgical intervention and removal. The presentation, the diagnostic evaluation, and the surgical management of the aneurysm are discussed.