Lower extremity vascular stenting for a post-traumatic pseudoaneurysm in a young trauma patient.

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This article has been peer reviewed. It was published in: Journal of Emergencies, Trauma, and Shock.

Volume 4, Issue 2, April-June 2011, Pages 302-305.

The published version is available at DOI: 10.4103/0974-2700.82230. Copyright © Journal of Emergencies, Trauma, and Shock/a>


Endovascular treatment of post-traumatic pseudoaneurysms has become a viable, less invasive option when compared to open repair. Due to the relative youth of this technology, studies have yet to be concluded on the long-term patency of stent grafts in this population. For this reason, concern exists with endovascular stent placement in the young trauma patient. In this study, we present a case and review the literature on a post-traumatic pseudoaneurysm of the posterior tibial artery in a 19-year-old man treated with an endovascular stent.