Management of a Ruptured Mycotic Superficial Femoral Artery Aneurysm

Nisheeth Kansal, Kemal Kemal, Sydney Parker, Reem Salman, Vish Bhattacharya


Aneurysms of peripheral arteries of the leg like the iliac, superficial femoral or popliteal arteries are quite rare. They often tend to coexist or develop later in other vessels in patients who have been treated at one site. They usually present with symptoms of compression of adjacent structures usually the veins or nerves or by distal embolization of the vessels causing a trash foot. It is extremely rare for them to present with a rupture. If this rare event does occur, one has to have strong suspicion of a mycotic (infected) aneurysm. We present a rare case of a ruptured superficial artery aneurysm and its successful management.

J Med Cases. 2016;7(2):66-69


Rupture mycotic; Aneurysm; Superficial femoral artery

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