Pseudoaneurysm of the inferior gluteal artery: An unusual complication after abdominoperineal resection for rectal cancer. Report of a case

Joseph W. Nunoo-Mensah, Manfred P. Ritter, Nir Wasserberg, Adrian Ortega, D. Harrell

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Abstract

We report an unusual case of profuse, sporadic hemorrhage from a chronically infected perineal wound after an abdominoperineal resection. Surgical exploration and angiography on two occasions failed to identify the source of bleeding. A pseudoaneurysm of the internal iliac artery was eventually identified with a provocative angiogram using tissue plasminogen activator. This aneurysm was successfully treated with embolization with coils.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)115-117
Number of pages3
JournalDiseases of the Colon and Rectum
Volume50
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 2007
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • Abdominoperineal resection
  • Angiography
  • Hemorrhage
  • Pseudoaneurysm
  • Tissue plasminogen activator

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