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Ruptured Profunda Femoris Aneurysm Secondary to Neurofibromatosis: Vascular Involvement in an Unusual Location

By Bilgin Emrecan, Gokhan Onem and Ibrahim Susam


Neurofibromatosis is an autosomal dominant genetic disease characterized by abnormal growth that involves tissues of mesodermal and neuroectodermal origin. Aneurysms are rarely seen in peripheral arteries. This report presents a case of ruptured arterial aneurysm secondary to neurofibromatosis; the lesion occurred in the profunda femoris artery, a highly unusual location. Treatment of patients with ruptured arterial aneurysm secondary to neurofibromatosis may be interventional or surgical. In this case, a surgical approach was successful

Topics: Case Reports
Publisher: Texas Heart Institute
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