Endovascular stent-graft placement for the management of a traumatic axillary artery pseudoaneurysm: A case report

Oktar G. L., Balkan M. E., Akpek S., Ilgit E. T.

Vascular and Endovascular Surgery, vol.36, no.4, pp.323-326, 2002 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 36 Issue: 4
  • Publication Date: 2002
  • Doi Number: 10.1177/153857440203600412
  • Journal Name: Vascular and Endovascular Surgery
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.323-326
  • Gazi University Affiliated: Yes


A 24-year-old woman with a right infraclavicular gunshot wound developed an axillary artery pseudoaneurysm. She was successfully treated by using a 5 cm Hemobahn stent-graft with a diameter of 6 mm. Postimplantation arteriography revealed normal flow through the axillary artery without evidence of leakage of contrast medium. Five months after the procedure, stenoses developed within the stent-graft owing to intimal hyperplasia and were treated by balloon angioplasty. The patient has been followed up symptom-free for 6 months after the second procedure.