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Embolizations of Iatrogenic Lower Limb Vascular Injuries after Orthopaedics Surgery

Francesco Giurazza*, Fabio Corvino, Gianluca Cangiano, Errico Cavaglià, Francesco Amodio, Giuseppe De Magistris and Raffaella Niola

Department of Interventional Radiology, Italy

Corresponding Author

Received Date: November 16, 2018;  Published Date: December 10, 2018


Introduction: This study aims to evaluate safety and efficacy of endovascular embolizations in a series of patients presenting with arterial vascular injuries of the lower limbs following orthopaedic interventions.

Materials and Methods: Ten patients have been retrospectively enrolled having pulsatile mass, painful lower limb and anemia (hemoglobin <7g/dl).

Result: Vascular lesions were pseudoaneurysm, bleeding with extraluminal contrast agent blush of the terminal arterial segment, laceration and bleeding with extraluminal contrast agent blush of the arterial main trunk. The clinical and procedural technical success was achieved in all cases.

Conclusion: Endovascular embolizations have prooven to be a safe and effective approach to treat arterial vascular lesions occurring after different orthopaedics intervention of the lower limb.

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