Introduction: Common femoral artery aneurysm is a rare condition and can be treated by open or endovascular surgery. There is a general understanding that open surgery is the recommended option because of the anatomical location and the biomechanical constraints posed by hip flexion. Report: The case of a 66 year old man treated with an endograft for an asymptomatic abdominal aortic aneurysm followed by the implantation of a nitinol covered stent graft (Fluency™, Bard Peripheral Vascular, Temple, AZ) for a 25 mm diameter left common femoral artery aneurysm is reported. Two years later, follow up revealed a rupture of the nitinol covered stent graft, requiring an open iliofemoral reconstruction. Discussion: Systematic analysis with protocolised cleaning, and macroscopic and microscopic evaluation (Keyence VHX-600 digital microscope) of the explanted nitinol covered stent graft showed membrane perforation at the level of an acute angle formed by the struts.
- Femoral artery
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine