Complications of legation of femoral pseudo aneurysm in IVDU's

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Ezatollah Sadeghi 1 , Anvar Elyasi 1 , * , Amene Baboli 2

1 Dept. of Surgery, School of Medicine, Kermanshah University of Medical Sciences, Kermanshah, Iran

2 School of Medicine, Kermanshah University of Medical Sciences, Kermanshah, Iran

How to Cite: Sadeghi E, Elyasi A, Baboli A. Complications of legation of femoral pseudo aneurysm in IVDU's, J Kermanshah Univ Med Sci. 2013 ; 16(7):e77300.

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Journal of Kermanshah University of Medical Sciences: 16 (7); e77300
Published Online: February 27, 2013
Article Type: Brief Report
Received: February 11, 2012
Accepted: July 03, 2012

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Abstract

This study was done on 30 intravenous drug abusers who had underwent femoral artery ligation within 2 years (2007-2009) in Imam Reza Hospital of Kermanshah have been enrolled. Variables such as age, gender, HIV test, Claudication, wound infection, skin ulcer, recurrence of the pseudo aneurysm and the rate of amputation were evaluated. Among 27 studied cases, 18.51% developed surgical site infection, 14.8% developed claudication of the affected limb 7.4%, developed skin ulceration at the surgical site and in 7.4% of them, the affected limb had been amputated. No recurrence was seen in aneurysm and prosthesis insertion. Ligation of the femoral artery is a safe method in these cases.

Keywords

femoral pseudo aneurysm ligation complication IV drug

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