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Pseudoaneurysm compression

Pseudoaneurysms which sometimes arise from common/ superficial femoral artery after angiograms or angioplasty can be obliterated by manually compressing under ultrasound guidance obviating need for surgery
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Doppler ultrasound shows neck ( entry point of blood into pseudoaneurysm ) of the pseudoaneurysm well. The compression needs to be given on the neck to obliterate entry of blood into the pseudoaneurysm
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Pseudoaneurysm is seen here between the markers
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Pseudoaneurysm on doppler shows area part of the lumen where thrombus is present and part of the lumen where blood is circulating.
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Doppler examination after compression for 20 min shows no blood circulation inside the pseudosneurysm indicating it has got thrombosed completely

 

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