A Giant Internal Iliac Artery Aneurysm with Arteriovenous Fistulization

Author(s): Dragan Piljic*, Alen Hajdarevic, Dilista Piljic, Adnan Behrem, Mate Petricevic, Gordan Samoukovic

Journal Name: Current Medical Imaging
Formerly: Current Medical Imaging Reviews

Volume 17 , Issue 5 , 2021

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Background: Isolated iliac artery aneurysms are rare and occur predominantly in men at an older age. Such aneurysms can rupture into an adjacent organ (such as the bowel, bladder or ureter) or into the adjacent common iliac vein, resulting in an arteriovenous fistula. INTRODUCTION: Formation of an internal iliac arteriovenous fistula caused by spontaneous rupture of an atherosclerotic iliac artery aneurysm wall is an exceedingly rare yet serious complication.

Case Presentation: This article presents a case of an internal iliac arteriovenous fistula caused by rupture of an atherosclerotic giant iliac artery aneurysm.

Conclusion: Rapid diagnosis and meticulous surgical technique improve outcomes in patients with this rare vascular complication.

Keywords: Aneurysm, fistula, aneurysmectomy, isolated iliac artery, adjacent organ, atherosclerotic.

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Year: 2021
Published on: 17 November, 2020
Page: [660 - 661]
Pages: 2
DOI: 10.2174/1573405616666201118114712
Price: $65

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