Inferior Epigastric Artery Pseudoaneurysm In A 40 Year Old Male

Hassan Tahir, Mirza Arshad Beg

  • Hassan Tahir Department of General Surgery Liaquat National Hospital Karachi


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.

Key words

Pseudoaneurysm, Inferior epigastric artery, Angio-embolization.