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Unique case of delayed external iliac artery pseudoaneurysm after a remote total hip arthroplasty
  1. Awni D Shahait1,
  2. Cristian Chagas1,
  3. Shakir Hussein1 and
  4. Zeenat Bhat2
  1. 1 Department of Surgery, Wayne State University School of Medicine, Detroit, Michigan, USA
  2. 2 Department of Internal Medicine, Wayne State University School of Medicine, Detroit, Michigan, USA
  1. Correspondence to Dr Awni D Shahait, ashahait{at}


Vascular intrapelvic complications due to total hip arthroplasty failure are uncommon, with less than 30 cases reported in the literature. Herein, we report a case of unusual asymptomatic delayed vascular complication after 10 years from right total hip arthroplasty. A man in mid-50s, with multiple comorbidities including end-stage renal disease. The patient was admitted for the renal transplant surgery. Intraoperatively, right external iliac artery pseudoaneurysm was discovered, which required the transplantation to be done on the left side. After recovery from the renal transplant surgery, the patient underwent resection of the right external iliac artery pseudoaneurysm with primary anastomosis by vascular surgery, with resection of the migrated screw by orthopaedic surgery.

  • prosthesis failure
  • transplantation
  • vascular surgery
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  • Contributors ADS: acquisition of data or analysis and interpretation of data, planning and conducting. CC: acquisition of data. SH: conception and design. ZB: conception, design and reviewing.

  • Funding The authors have not declared a specific grant for this research from any funding agency in the public, commercial or not-for-profit sectors.

  • Competing interests None declared.

  • Provenance and peer review Not commissioned; externally peer reviewed.

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