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Case Reports in Vascular Medicine
Volume 2012 (2012), Article ID 292945, 4 pages
Case Report

Treatment of Infected Pseudoaneurysm of Femoral Artery after Vascular Closure Device Deployment: A Practical Solution

Dedinje Cardiovascular Institute, Medical School, University of Belgrade, 11000 Belgrade, Serbia

Received 18 August 2012; Accepted 30 September 2012

Academic Editors: L. Masotti and N. Papanas

Copyright © 2012 Predrag Matic 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.


Like other invasive procedures, percutaneous coronary interventions are associated with complications. Most common access site for these procedures is common femoral artery. Complications such as groin and retroperitoneal hematoma can be encountered as well as pseudoaneurysms, arteriovenous fistulas, acute arterial occlusion, and infection. When infected pseudoaneurysm occurs, surgical treatment can be extremely difficult. We present a case of the patient in whom infected pseudoaneurysm of common femoral artery developed after percutaneous coronary intervention and was successfully treated by surgical excision and autoarterial graft insertion.