External iliac venous aneurysm in a pregnant woman: A case report

Hiroshi Banno, Dai Yamanouchi, Hiromine Fujita, Junichi Nagata, Masayoshi Kobayashi, Masahiro Matsushita, Naomichi Nishikimi, Kimihiro Komori

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We report an external iliac venous aneurysm in a young pregnant woman who was diagnosed incidentally by ultrasound scanning. The aneurysm was successfully treated by tangential aneurysmectomy and lateral venorrhaphy. Primary iliac venous aneurysm is a rare vascular abnormality. The clinical significance of the disease is unknown. However, embolism, rupture, and thrombosis might occur as they can occur with popliteal venous aneurysm. In fact, three of four reported patients with iliac venous aneurysms had a thromboembolic event. For those reasons, prophylactic treatment is indicated. This is the first patient with an iliac venous aneurysm to be diagnosed without complication.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)174-178
Number of pages5
JournalJournal of Vascular Surgery
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 07-2004
Externally publishedYes

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Surgery
  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine


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