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Case Reports in Vascular Medicine
Volume 2015, Article ID 954217, 3 pages
http://dx.doi.org/10.1155/2015/954217
Case Report

Complex Regional Pain Syndrome Type II Secondary to Endovascular Aneurysm Repair

1University of California, Irvine, Irvine, CA 92697, USA
2University of California, Riverside, Riverside, CA 92521, USA

Received 16 October 2014; Revised 17 December 2014; Accepted 18 December 2014

Academic Editor: Paolo Vanelli

Copyright © 2015 Hamilton Chen and Sharwin Tafazoli. 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.

Abstract

Complex regional pain syndrome (CRPS) is a chronic pain disorder characterized by severe pain and vasomotor and pseudomotor changes. Endovascular aneurysm repair (EVAR) of abdominal aortic aneurysms is a recent advance in vascular surgery that has allowed repair of AAA while offering reduced intensive care unit and hospital lengths of stay, reduced blood loss, fewer major complications, and more rapid recovery. Pseudoaneurysms are a rare complication of an EVAR procedure that may result in a wide range of complications. The present report examines CRPS type II as a novel consequence of pseudoaneurysm formation from brachial artery access in the EVAR procedure. To our knowledge, this is the first reported case of CRPS type II presentation as sequelae of an EVAR procedure.