Case Report: PDF OnlyTreatment of Internal Iliac Artery Pseudoaneurysm by an Endovascular Approachde Godoy, José Maria Pereira*; Reis, Luís Fernando; Casagrande, Marcelo; Braile, Domingo MarcolinoAuthor Information Department of Cardiology and Vascular Surgery, University Hospital, São José do Rio Preto, São Paulo, Brazil *Correspondence to: Dr. José Maria Pereira de Godoy, Rua Floriano Peixoto 2950, São José do Rio Preto, São Paulo 15010-020, Brazil E-mail: [email protected] Received: March 17, 2003 • Accepted: May 26, 2005 Journal of the Chinese Medical Association: September 2005 - Volume 68 - Issue 9 - p 435-436 doi: 10.1016/S1726-4901(09)70160-1 Metrics Abstract Pseudoaneurysms of the internal iliac artery are uncommon and are usually associated with trauma. We report the case of a 32-year-old man with a 15-day history of trauma to the abdomen and edema of the lower left limb. An arteriogram demonstrated proximal occlusion of the popliteal artery and a pseudoaneurysm in the internal iliac artery. Embolization of the pseudoaneurysm was performed using segments of guide wire that occluded the pseudoaneurysm, followed by proximal occlusion, which was accomplished using coils. An arteriogram after the procedure revealed adequate occlusion of the lesion. This association of guide wires and coils is a treatment option in cases of pseudoaneurysm of the internal iliac artery with large volumes needing to be occluded. © 2005 by Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, Inc.