Transcatheter embolization of a ruptured superior gluteal artery aneurysm: Case report and review of the literature

W. D. McMillan*, N. D. Smith, Jr Nemcek A., W. H. Pearce

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Abstract

Purpose: To report the successful coil embolization of a true gluteal artery aneurysm and review therapeutic options for this rare condition. Methods and Results: A ruptured superior gluteal artery aneurysm in a symptomatic 80-year-old man was successfully thrombosed by embolization using a combination of Gianturco coils and helical platinum microcoils. Six-month computed tomography demonstrated persistent thrombosis of the aneurysm and resolution of the perivascular blood. Conclusions: This report offers support for the use of catheter-based techniques as an alternative to standard surgical repair of gluteal artery aneurysms.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)376-379
Number of pages4
JournalJournal of Endovascular Surgery
Volume4
Issue number4
DOIs
StatePublished - Dec 1 1997

Keywords

  • Coil embolization
  • Endovascular techniques
  • Transcatheter embolization

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine

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