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African Health Sciences
Makerere University Medical School
ISSN: 1680-6905
EISSN: 1680-6905
Vol. 5, No. 3, 2005, pp. 265-269
Bioline Code: hs05045
Full paper language: English
Document type: Research Article
Document available free of charge

African Health Sciences, Vol. 5, No. 3, 2005, pp. 265-269

 en Ruptured False Iliac Artery Aneurysm - A Case Report from Nigeria
Musa, A. A.; Alebiosu, C. O.; Akiode, O. & Shonubi, A.M.O.


A 23year old male Nigerian presented to the Nephrology unit of the Olabisi Onabanjo University Teaching Hospital, Sagamu, Nigeria with features of chronic renal failure secondary to chronic glomerulonephritis. He was referred to the surgical department of the hospital on account of severe torrential uncontrollable bleeding from an infected cannulation site. He was maintained on regular hemodialysis but developed femoral triangle sepsis at the cannulation site and aneurysm of the external iliac artery. The aneurysm later ruptured with severe jet exsanguinations bleeding. Exploration revealed a-4cm rent in the external iliac artery that was sutured with 6/0 prolene, interrupted, using clamp and suture technique. Perfusion was satisfactory in the immediate post-operative period. The patient was transfused with 11 pints of blood within 12 hours and had an uneventful post-operative period.

Haemodialysis, False iliac artery aneurysm, Femoral triangle Sepsis, Nigeria

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