Persistent sciatic artery presenting with limb ischemia

Mikin V. Patel, Nilesh H. Patel*, Joseph R. Schneider, Stanley Kim, Michael J. Verta

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Abstract

The persistent sciatic artery (PSA) is a rare but clinically significant congenital vascular anomaly. Clinical presentation varies and PSA can cause a number of complications, including limb loss. We describe the presenting features and treatments in two patients. The former was found to have thrombosis of a PSA with distal thromboemboli and was treated with a bypass graft. The latter was treated for an ischemic foot following successful ruptured aortic aneurysm repair and was found incidentally to have patent PSA with concomitant stenosis of the common iliac artery, which was successfully treated with stent grafting.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)225-229
Number of pages5
JournalJournal of Vascular Surgery
Volume57
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 2013

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery
  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine

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