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Case Reports in Vascular Medicine
Volume 2014, Article ID 183969, 4 pages
Case Report

Persistent Sciatic Artery Aneurysm with Lower Limb Ischemia

1Mahatma Gandhi Medical College and Hospital, RIICO Institutional Area, Sitapura, Jaipur 302022, India
2Department of General Surgery, Mahatma Gandhi Medical College and Hospital, RIICO Institutional Area, Sitapura, Jaipur, Rajasthan 302022, India

Received 10 November 2013; Accepted 29 December 2013; Published 10 February 2014

Academic Editors: T. Etgen, K. A. Filis, M. Matson, N. Papanas, A. Silvestro, M. Sindel, and Y.-J. Wu

Copyright © 2014 Gaurav Kesri 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.


Persistent sciatic artery is a very rare clinical entity. Those of us who have not seen the lesion regard this as a condition which is described in the literature through less than 200 cases. We report, here, a case of a 60-year-old female who presented to the surgical outdoor with complaints of a pulsatile gluteal swelling associated with ischemic changes in the ipsilateral lower limb. On Doppler and CT angiographic analysis, the patient was determined as having persistent sciatic artery aneurysm which was then managed by a combined surgical and endovascular approach. Ours is probably the first such case to be reported from India. The objective of this case report is to highlight the relevant embryology, the pathognomonic presenting features, the diagnostic dilemma, management, and complications associated with a case of persistent sciatic artery (PSA).