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Percutaneous thrombin injection for pseudoaneurysm treatment

Gareth Bydawell
South African Journal of Radiology | Vol 17, No 1 | a213 | DOI: | © 2013 Gareth Bydawell | This work is licensed under CC Attribution 4.0
Submitted: 24 February 2013 | Published: 05 March 2013

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Gareth Bydawell, Lake, Smit & Partners, Durban, South Africa

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Pseudoaneurysm of the femoral artery is a well-documented complication following arterial access. There are several treatment options, but percutaneous injection of thrombin, using ultrasound guidance, has become increasingly popular worldwide and is the therapy of choice in most vascular centres. This short review highlights the procedure and provides step-by-step guidance for radiologists who are interested in performing thrombin injection.


Ultrasound; pseudoaneurysm; thrombin


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