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Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/1807/6154

Title: Ruptured false iliac artery aneurysm - a case report from Nigeria
Authors: Musa, A. A.
Alebiosu, C. O.
Akiode, O.
Shonubi, A. M. O.
Keywords: Haemodialysis, False iliac artery aneurysm, Femoral triangle Sepsis, Nigeria
Issue Date: 31-Dec-2005
Publisher: Makerere University Medical School
Citation: African Health Sciences (ISSN: 1680-6905) Vol 5 Num 3
Abstract: 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.
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1807/6154
Other Identifiers: http://www.bioline.org.br/abstract?id=hs05045
Rights: Copyright 2005 - Makerere Medical School, Uganda
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