Aneurysmal degeneration of the superficial femoral artery after remote endarterectomy

Danielle B. Cameron, James H. Black, Elliot K. Fishman, Julie A. Freischlag, Christopher J. Abularrage

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Superficial femoral artery reocclusion is the most common complication of remote endarterectomy with the Mollring device. We present the first reported case of a male patient who developed aneurysmal degeneration of the superficial femoral artery after a previous left common femoral endarterectomy and superficial femoral remote endarterectomy with popliteal stenting. He underwent thrombolysis with subsequent percutaneous transluminal angioplasty after developing acute left lower extremity ischemia. At 12-month follow-up, he was free of claudication symptoms. This case illustrates the need for close surveillance and discusses possible treatment options for patients with this rare complication.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1153-1155
Number of pages3
JournalJournal of vascular surgery
Issue number4
StatePublished - Apr 2012

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery
  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine


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