Korean J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg.  2006 Nov;39(11):864-867.

Femoral Endarteritis as a Complication of Percutaneous Suture Closure Device: A case report

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  • 1Department of Cardiovascular and Thoracic Surgery, Ajou University Hospital, Korea. dmsoh@ajou.ac.kr

Abstract

Percutaneous suture closure device is known as relatively safe and convenient tool, which can decrease not only bed rest period of patient but also time consuming effort of manual compression of doctor after femoral artery puncture. However [C1], there are also some reports on complication of its use. We report a 62-year-old male patient who had femoral artery endarteritis [0] with pseudoaneurysm as a complication of percutaneous suture closure device after percutaneous coronary angiography [C2]. He was treated successfully by appropriate antibiotics and vessel reconstruction using autologous saphenous vein patch.

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Complication; Endarteritis; Femoral artery; Angioplasty, transluminal, percutaneous coronary
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