Bilateral Radial Artery Aneurysm: Case Report and Review of Literature
Thai H*, Vasyluk A and Rits Y
Vascular Surgery Fellow, Wayne State University SOM, Detroit Medical Center, USA
- *Corresponding Author:
- Thai H
Vascular Surgery Fellow
Wayne State University SOM
Detroit Medical Center, USA
Received Date: June 10, 2015; Accepted Date: January 21, 2016; Published Date: January 29, 2016
Citation: Thai H, Vasyluk A, Rits Y (2016) Bilateral Radial Artery Aneurysm: Case Report and Review of Literature. J Vasc Med Surg 4:247. doi: 10.4172/2329-6925.1000247
Copyright: © 2016 Thai H, et al. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.
While arterial aneurysm in the lower extremities is common, upper extremity aneurysms are relatively infrequent. Radial artery aneurysms are sometimes associated with trauma and connective tissue disorders. Very few cases of radial artery aneurysm have been reported in the literature. We have encountered a case of bilateral radial artery aneurysms in a 61 year old male. A review of the English language literature was performed using Pub Med database, resulting in 31 reported cases of radial artery aneurysms, with most cases being either traumatic or idiopathic in etiology. Of these reports, bilateral aneurysms had clear etiologies, including Marfan’s vasculopathy, granulomatous arteritis, arteriosclerotic disease and intra-arterial drug injection. To our knowledge, this is the first reported case of primary bilateral radial artery aneurysms.