Inferior Epigastric Artery Pseudoaneurysm In A 40 Year Old Male
Hassan Tahir, Mirza Arshad Beg
Injury to inferior epigastric artery is a rare but recognized complication of abdominal wall procedures with few resulting in formation of pseudoaneurysm following trauma, surgery or arterial puncture. These aneurysms can be treated surgically or non-surgically. We report a case of an inferior epigastric artery pseudoaneurysm diagnosed on a CT scan whole abdomen done with IV, oral and rectal contrast presenting to us at outpatient department after period of thirty days following exploratory laparotomy where extensive debridement of retroperitoneal tissues for retroperitoneal necrotizing fasciitis was done. The bleeding pseudoaneurysm was managed with angio-embolization.
Pseudoaneurysm, Inferior epigastric artery, Angio-embolization.