Ultrasound-guided thrombin injection is the treatment of choice for femoral pseudoaneurysms

Steven G. Friedman, John S. Pellerito, Larry A. Scher, Glenn Faust, Brian Burke, Toufic Safa

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Hypothesis: Ultrasound-guided injection of thrombin is the treatment of choice for femoral pseudoaneurysms. Design: A prospective study of patients undergoing a single form of treatment for femoral pseudoaneurysms. Setting: Patients were treated at 2 tertiary care, university-affiliated hospitals. Patients: Forty consecutive patients with femoral pseudoaneurysms resulting from diagnostic and therapeutic catheterizations for peripheral arterial, coronary arterial, and cerebrovascular diseases were evaluated. Intervention: Thrombin was injected directly into the pseudoaneurysms under ultrasonographic guidance. Main Outcome Measure: Thrombosis of the pseudoaneurysm following thrombin injection was the goal of treatment. Results: All 40 patients had initial complete thrombosis of their femoral pseudoaneurysms. In each case, except for one, the aneurysm was noted to have thrombosed on follow-up duplex ultrasongram. There was one complication. Conclusion: Ultrasound-guided thrombin injection is the treatment of choice for femoral pseudoaneurysms.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)462-464
Number of pages3
JournalArchives of Surgery
Volume137
Issue number4
StatePublished - 2002

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Friedman, S. G., Pellerito, J. S., Scher, L. A., Faust, G., Burke, B., & Safa, T. (2002). Ultrasound-guided thrombin injection is the treatment of choice for femoral pseudoaneurysms. Archives of Surgery, 137(4), 462-464.

Ultrasound-guided thrombin injection is the treatment of choice for femoral pseudoaneurysms. / Friedman, Steven G.; Pellerito, John S.; Scher, Larry A.; Faust, Glenn; Burke, Brian; Safa, Toufic.

In: Archives of Surgery, Vol. 137, No. 4, 2002, p. 462-464.

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Friedman, SG, Pellerito, JS, Scher, LA, Faust, G, Burke, B & Safa, T 2002, 'Ultrasound-guided thrombin injection is the treatment of choice for femoral pseudoaneurysms', Archives of Surgery, vol. 137, no. 4, pp. 462-464.
Friedman, Steven G. ; Pellerito, John S. ; Scher, Larry A. ; Faust, Glenn ; Burke, Brian ; Safa, Toufic. / Ultrasound-guided thrombin injection is the treatment of choice for femoral pseudoaneurysms. In: Archives of Surgery. 2002 ; Vol. 137, No. 4. pp. 462-464.
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