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Revista Cubana de Angiología y Cirugía Vascular

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GARCIA PELEGRI, Sandra; SARIOL, Eduardo  y  COLLAZO SILOT, Enrique. Post-traumatic pseudoaneurysm of the femoral artery in a two-years- old girl. Rev Cubana Angiol Cir Vasc [online]. 2019, vol.20, n.2, e391. ISSN 1682-0037.


Arterial aneurysms are rare in the pediatric ages. However, it is observed an increasement of the incidence of pseudoaneurysms caused by vascular traumas, mainly due to the use of invasive procedures. It is also present in infectious and tumour processes that end up injuring the arterial wall. Most of them are asymptomatic or are presented as a pulsatile mass that sets up over the affected artery’s zone.


To show the importance of early diagnosis of pseudo-aneurysms.

Case presentation:

It is presented the case of a two years old patient with a iatrogenic vascular trauma in the right lower limb that manifested in the way of a pulsatile tumor. Through an eco-Doppler and an angiography, an aneurysm of the right femoral artery was diagnosed, which led to an excision and a vascular reconstruction with good evolution.


Early diagnosis of these vascular entities allows its timely surgical treatment, avoids the appearance of further complications and assures a prompt and satisfactorily evolution of the patients.

Palabras clave : Aneurysm; femoral artery; pseudoaneurysm; arterial trauma; angiography.

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