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Peripheral arterial pseudoaneurysm treated by ultrasound-guided compression.
  1. Y. C. Cheung,
  2. Y. L. Wan
  1. Department of Diagnostic Radiology, Chang-Gung Medical Center, Tao Yuan Hsien, Taiwan.


    Ultrasound-guided compression repair of a pseudoaneurysm is a simple, safe and effective therapy, and has been proposed as a first-line treatment for pseudoaneurysms caused by catheterization. Herein, we report a case of a pseudoaneurysm arising from a sport injury which was treated by this method. Obliteration of the track of the pseudoaneurysm induced manual thrombosis and successfully converted the pseudoaneurysm to haematoma. Understanding the mechanism and the procedure is the basis of success in the use of this treatment.

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