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Use of a stent graft in tumor erosion of the common femoral artery with life-threatening bleeding


Keo, Hong H; Diehm, Nicolas; Staub, Daniel; Baumann, Frederic (2017). Use of a stent graft in tumor erosion of the common femoral artery with life-threatening bleeding. Vasa, 46(5):400-402.

Abstract

We report a case of a 56-year-old male patient with a life-threatening left common femoral artery bleeding due to tumor erosion. The patient had a history of advanced high-grade pleomorphic leiomyosarcoma of the left groin with pulmonary metastasis. Clinical examination revealed a massive tumor bulking at the left groin with necrosis and phleb- and lymphedema. Given the circumstances, open surgery was not possible. Thus, it was decided to treat the patient with an endovascular procedure. The postprocedural course was uneventful, the patient received blood product and was hemodynamically stable. He was discharged at day six with ambulatory follow-up. Endovascular therapy using stent grafts to exclude a life-threatening bleeding is a valuable alternative treatment option in oncologic patients with limited life expectancy, which are unsuitable for surgery.

Abstract

We report a case of a 56-year-old male patient with a life-threatening left common femoral artery bleeding due to tumor erosion. The patient had a history of advanced high-grade pleomorphic leiomyosarcoma of the left groin with pulmonary metastasis. Clinical examination revealed a massive tumor bulking at the left groin with necrosis and phleb- and lymphedema. Given the circumstances, open surgery was not possible. Thus, it was decided to treat the patient with an endovascular procedure. The postprocedural course was uneventful, the patient received blood product and was hemodynamically stable. He was discharged at day six with ambulatory follow-up. Endovascular therapy using stent grafts to exclude a life-threatening bleeding is a valuable alternative treatment option in oncologic patients with limited life expectancy, which are unsuitable for surgery.

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Item Type:Journal Article, refereed, original work
Communities & Collections:04 Faculty of Medicine > University Hospital Zurich > Clinic for Angiology
Dewey Decimal Classification:610 Medicine & health
Uncontrolled Keywords:Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine
Language:English
Date:August 2017
Deposited On:08 May 2018 13:07
Last Modified:19 Aug 2018 15:40
Publisher:Hogrefe Verlag
ISSN:0301-1526
OA Status:Closed
Publisher DOI:https://doi.org/10.1024/0301-1526/a000623
PubMed ID:28332440

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