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A giant Internal Iliac Artery Aneurysm with Arteriovenous Fistulization

Author(s):

Dragan Piljic*, Alen Hajdarevic, Dilista Piljic, Adnan Behrem, Mate Petricevic and Gordan Samoukovic   Pages 1 - 4 ( 4 )

Abstract:


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.

Methods / Results: 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.

Affiliation:

Cardiovascular Surgery Clinuc, University Clinical Center, Tuzla, Cardiovascular Surgery Clinuc, University Clinical Center, Tuzla, Cardiovascular Surgery Clinuc, University Clinical Center, Tuzla, Cardiovascular Surgery Clinuc, University Clinical Center, Tuzla, Department of Cardiac Surgery, University Hospital Centre, Zagreb, Department of Surgery, Divisions of Cardiac surgery and Critical Care, McGill University Health Centre, Montreal



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