Radial artery pseudoaneurysm

Case contributed by Dr Sachintha Hapugoda


Erythema, swelling and pain at volar aspect of right wrist. Pulsatile collection palpable. On treatment for infected distal forearm collection post arterial line insertion during admission for STEMI three weeks prior.

Patient Data

Age: 60 years
Gender: Male

Ultrasound Right Wrist

A 20 x 16 x 15 mm pseudoaneurysm arising from the radial artery is present.

Case Discussion

This is a case of a distal radial artery pseudoaneurysm arising in the setting of previous arterial line insertion with overlying soft tissue infection. The pseudoaneurysm was surgically explored and excised. There was adequate collateral flow from the ulnar artery.

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Case information

rID: 50660
Published: 16th Jan 2017
Last edited: 14th Aug 2019
System: Vascular
Inclusion in quiz mode: Included

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