Author(s): Vijayvergiya R, Kumar RM, Ranjit A, Grover A
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Abstract The purpose of this paper is to report a case of axillary artery aneurysm, successfully treated by percutaneous transfemoral self-expandable polytetrafluoroethylene (PTFE) covered Wallgraft stent. A 20-year-old man presented with sudden-onset, severe aching pain of left upper limb that occurred while doing isometric exercise. He had feeble left brachial and radial pulses. Angiography revealed a 21 x 14 mm left axillary artery aneurysm with a 15 mm neck. There was an organized clot in the midpart of the left brachial artery. The aneurysm was successfully closed with a self-expandable 10 x 30 mm Wallgraft endoprosthesis PTFE graft stent, via the right femoral route. A check angiogram at 6 weeks of follow-up showed a patent stent with no endovascular leak. At 1 year of follow-up, the patient was asymptomatic with normal upper limbs pulsations. Axillary artery aneurysm may be treated with a stent graft, which is an effective, rapid, and definite treatment and is an acceptable alternative to standard open surgical repair.
This article was published in Vasc Endovascular Surg
and referenced in Journal of Vascular Medicine & Surgery