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BMJ Case Rep. 2010; 2010: bcr0720080477.
Published online 2010 October 6. doi:  10.1136/bcr.07.2008.0477
PMCID: PMC3038040
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Dialysis access pseudoaneurysm: endovascular treatment with a covered stent


Iatrogenic pseudoaneurysms of the brachial artery are rare complications of haemodialysis access procedures and can lead to substantial morbidity and mortality if not managed promptly; however, surgery is also associated with the potential risk of severe complications. We describe the clinical and radiological findings relating to a dialysed patient who developed a huge iatrogenic pseudoaneurysm of the brachial artery (due to an inadvertent artery puncture), which was successfully treated by means of the percutaneous implantation of a polytetrafluoroethylene (PTFE)-covered stent.

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