OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the outcome of treatment of femoral pseudoaneurysms in drug addicts. METHODS: The records of eight patients undergoing vascular surgery for femoral pseudoaneurysms from substance abuse identified from a vascular database were reviewed. RESULTS: Were good in four out of five patients who had a primary vascular reconstruction. Two out of two patients who had a triple ligation of their aneurysms had claudication postoperatively. One patient presenting with thrombosis had a hip-exarticulation following an unsuccessful thrombectomi. No death occurred in this series. CONCLUSION: Revascularisation at the time of resection of the pseudoaneurysm offers better prospects for limb function.
European Journal of Vascular and Endovascular Surgery : the Official Journal of the European Society for Vascular Surgery, 1997, Vol 13, Issue 4, p. 361-2