Journal of Medical Cases, ISSN 1923-4155 print, 1923-4163 online, Open Access
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Volume 13, Number 5, May 2022, pages 202-206

Pseudoaneurysm Formation After “Preclose”-Assisted Impella Insertion in a Patient With Cardiogenic Shock


Figure 1.
Figure 1. (a) Femoral angiogram displaying extravasation of contrast at the level of right common femoral artery (arrow). (b) Attempt to occlude common femoral artery via balloon tamponade method (arrow).
Figure 2.
Figure 2. Computed tomography angiogram on delayed venous phase and arterial 3D reconstruction reveals a pseudoaneurysm arising from the common femoral artery (arrow).
Figure 3.
Figure 3. (a) Color flow on arterial duplex ultrasound of the right common femoral artery demonstrating (a) “To-and-Fro” flow through a narrow neck, confirming a pseudoaneurysm (arrow), and (b) no flow within the aneurysmal sac, confirming successful thrombosis of the pseudoaneurysm (arrow).