Approach to a patient with pseudoaneurysm

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The pseudoaneurysm is caused by a tear through all the layers of a vessel, allowing a blood collection to form outside the blood vessel, but remaining in continuity with the vessel lumen. The blood is contained by the surrounding tissues and flows in and out of the pseudoaneurysm's cavity during systole and diastole. The pseudoaneurysm has two components: a cavity and a neck by which the cavity communicates with the lumen of the feeding vessel. The interventional nephrologist will encounter and will have to manage pseudoaneurysms in the following situations: 1. Arteriovenous graft (AVG) pseudoaneurysm 2. Arteriovenous fistula (AVF) pseudoaneurysm 3. Arterial pseudoaneurysm caused by erroneous cannulation of an artery with the hemodialysis needles or after arterial puncture to access the arterial system for diagnostic or therapeutic procedures This chapter will discuss the diagnosis and management of pseudoaneurysms that can be encountered in the interventional nephrology practice.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationInterventional Nephrology
Subtitle of host publicationPrinciples and Practice
PublisherSpringer New York
Number of pages8
ISBN (Electronic)9781461488033
ISBN (Print)1461488028, 9781461488026
StatePublished - Nov 1 2014

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Medicine


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